“After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.
Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud:
“This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”Mark 9: 2, 7
Peace and good to all.
If I may share my insights on the above gospel of our Lord.
“This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.”
The gospel is clear in letters and in meaning, God the Father, commanded us to listen to the voice of our Lord Jesus. But how do we really listen to His voice? His disciples, followers, and people during His time had freely spoken to Him. They have personally witnessed and heard the voice of Jesus and they conversed with Him. Jesus spoke to them in parables, in direct language and in His teachings, announcing the plan of our redemption through His sacrifice.
But now, how do we listen to Him? It is through the Holy Spirit, which Jesus Himself promised that would come when He is no longer here on on earth.
The Holy Bible, it was written and dispersed upon the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to become God’s way of communicating with His people. The written words in the Bible and the guidance of the Holy Spirit are the ways we hear Jesus today. But are we attentive to the voice of God? Are we sensitive to the message of Jesus?
When we pray, we kept on talking, asking, requesting and begging Him to grant our prayers, but do we ever take time to listen to His voice, to His answer or to His message? Have we tried to quiet our thoughts and listen to what God wants to tell us? Remember the gospel when Jesus quieted a violent storm on the Sea of Galillee, Jesus simply said: “Quiet! Be still.” Consider that Jesus might want to speak to us in the same way, so let us be silent snd still when we pray. When we talk to Him everyday remember that a conversation is a two-way street: one talks while the other listens, and vice versa.
And, we will not worry if what we hear is the voice of God or not, because sheep listen only to the voice of their shepherd. The Lord is our shepherd, we follow His voice only. We follow His lead and no one can deceive us. God be with us all.