Jesus made an all-important statement early on in his ministry. Already based in the Hebrew Scriptures (or Old Testament), Jesus was simply re-emphasising an essential characteristic of God’s people:
Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matt 4:4)
We are not first and foremost task-managers and busy-bodies. We are first and foremost sons and daughters called to hear our Father.
Yet there are 2 major hindrances to such. There are more that could be considered, no doubt. But I believe these are the 2 major ones that become barriers to hearing the voice of our Father. Continue reading