You may read the Bible daily. You may go to church one, two, or three times a week.
But are you really listening, or are these formal points of contact, meetings with a boss whom you like but whose presence you prefer to ignore elsewhere?
Examine your life.
God’s words are whispered in the sunrise that you had the chance to ignore, or to enjoy – and for which you might have thanked Him, and given Him something back.
His words are spoken in the television commercial for “Save the Children”; can you justify a daily Starbucks’ latte when that money, donated, would feed a child for a week?
His words are shouted in the mute appeal of the homeless. We often pass them by; “They’ll just buy drugs or booze!”
But that judgement is not our privilege, let alone our right. And if we are so concerned, we can always supply food, from a candy bar to a meal from McDonalds.
Here is the proof that we are listening…
The point is not the gift – it is the giving.