Thursday, July 27

Be different

The routine nature of daily life can cause our hearts to grow dull. And when we’re feeling dull, it’s hard to hear what God has to tell us. Yet it doesn’t take much to shake things up and get a new perspective. Just break out of a routine and do something different—take a new route to work, rearrange your furniture, clean out a junk drawer, or call an old friend you’ve been thinking about. God often talks to us in moments of surprise. So get out of your rut and you might even get a fresh message from God.

Today’s readings: Exodus 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Matthew 13:10-17 (398).
“For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing.”