August 18, 2017, 5:13 am
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Listening to God’s whispers

AFTER he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.

When it was evening he was there alone. Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it.

During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear. 

At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”

Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 

He said, “Come.” 

Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened, and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 

Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught Peter, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” After they got into the boat, the wind died down. 

Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”

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The prophet Elijah, who lived nine centuries before Christ, is a key figure in Old Testament history. We meet him in the First Reading today, and from him we learn a profound lesson of how God often works and comes to us.

Elijah won a fantastic victory on Mount Carmel over 450 false prophets of Baal; the event turned the hearts of the Israelites back to Yahweh. This angered the wicked Jezebel, wife of King Ahab; she sought to kill him. Elijah needed to run for his life, fleeing to the wilderness. He collapses in exhaustion; he voices his frustrations and complains to God; he even asks that God would take his life!

Encountering God. Yahweh then instructs Elijah to stand on the mountain, because “the Lord will be passing by.” So God sent a mighty wind that broke the rocks into pieces; next came an earthquake, and then a fire. Yet, God’s voice was in none of these. Finally, there was a “tiny whispering sound,” a “still small voice,” a “gentle whisper.” And, Elijah heard God’s voice!

The point of God speaking in a “still small voice” was to show Elijah that the Lord’s voice need not always be accompanied by dramatic revelations or manifestations [wind, earthquake, fire]. Yes, God is often a “whisperer.” Frequently, we can best hear his voice in moments of quiet reflection, when we are alone with our thoughts and meditations, when we are quiet and take some time for solitude.

Facing Life’s Realities. All of us constantly battle our busyness and distractions; we have to confront emotional stress, exhaustion, doubts, fears, anger, grief, and anxieties. We may get overwhelmed by our commitments and obligations (which are not bad in themselves). But such stressful realities and emotional chaos in our lives can keep us from walking in friendship with God. Indeed, Satan may seek to use these many distractions in his effort to have us “tune out” from the voice of God.

So, how can we “tune in” to God’s voice, that “gentle whisper” of the Lord? We should realize that God’s Spirit is already speaking in whispers in the events of daily life, in our simple routine. God uses our human connections and experiences to communicate. We can hear God as he speaks through the beauty of his natural revelation in creation. His voice can be heard in our conversations with other people and family members, in all our personal relationships. 

He may be revealed in other ways: a news story, a friend’s greeting, a good book, a movie or video. Reading the Bible or participating in the Eucharist will certainly reveal his presence. Taking time to reflect on one’s life, marriage or family relationships is also a sure way of hearing God’s voice, which frequently comes quietly, in small whispers. A friend has told me that she often hears God’s voice when she is in the middle of a period of waiting or praying about important issues in her life and in the life of her family.

Imitating Elijah. Like Elijah, we need to escape to the mountain, which can be any quiet space that puts us in a reflective mood. Where is your mountain? Do you spend time there regularly? Do you allow God to whisper his message and show his tender love to you? Do you seek to hear God’s voice above life’s daily noise? “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps 46:10).

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– Fr. James H. Kroeger, MM
– (Aug. 13, 2017)
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