Lent Day 17

Day 17 Friday March 6 – [F] Do not listen to music in the car

RO: It is common to ask God for a sign. // Often times we are confused by the signs God gives us. We don’t think that they actually answer the questions we have. God always answers ultimately with the ultimate sign – the sign of Jonah – that He will die for us to prove His love for us and He will rise again in three days to enter into an eternal relationship with us. // The cross; the true sign.

Genesis 37: 3-4, 12-13A, 17B-28A

They sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver.

Matthew 21: 33-43, 45-46

But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’ They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

I turned off the radio today and drove in silence. Funny how you can hear your own thoughts when you aren’t getting the words of others thrust into your conscience. And it’s not that your brain has to have great thoughts, but it was nice to just think and think free-flowingly. That was Drive #1 and #2.

Drive #3 and #4 were with Ryan. Funny how you can have great conversation when you take the time to not fill the air with random sounds but instead fill it with meaningful ones. We talked about a wide-variety of things and enjoyed each other’s company. And on the trip home I did get to listen to music – but not from the radio but from Ryan singing Hank Williams’ songs.

Slow down. Take time to Think. Take time to really Listen. Not only will you better hear those around you but perhaps you’ll hear God’s whispers.

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