"If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?"
Hmm. I'm getting the distinct impression that Jesus didn't think we were necessarily very good listeners. But that's only because we aren't. I say, we don't listen -- hello? The Lord's message of hope and promise and the joy awaiting us is lost on those not actively listening to it. Hey, I know it's easy to get caught in the crux of frenzy in everyday life; in fact, multi-tasking is not only common but often necessary in our world. But sometimes we need to step back, stop, breathe and just be in the moment. A big challenge in biblical times and perhaps even more so today. Today, find some time to clear your mind, open your heart -- and clean out your ears! -- because there's lots of good news if we just listen for it.