Learn and Teach
Today we will participate in a Lectio Divina. For this, please read the following reading 3 times. The first time, read and take in what is happening for the reading. The second time, pick out one phrase or few words that stand out to you and hold them in your heart. The third time, consider how God is speaking to you directly in this reading.
Today's Reading states: "The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I turned not backward. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been confounded; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. Behold, the Lord GOD helps me; who will declare me guilty? Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up" (Isaiah 50:4-9).
For myself, what stood out was the first sentence, that we are given the tongue of those who are taught. In order to preach and teach the Good News and lead by examples, we first need to be taught, to take the time to learn more and more from God each day. In order to be teachers, we need to be taught and constantly re-educate ourselves and continue learning. How is God speaking to you today and trying to teach you?
Today we pray:
Thank You for always finding ways to teach me to be better, working wonders in my life each day. I ask that You open my mind and heart and help me to continue to learn Your will, so that I may preach and teach Your Good News to those around me. I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.