Do you have ears? by Pat Miron

 Intriguing & thought-provoking

               Matthew 11:15: “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

 Ca you recall the first time you heard these words of Christ? I recall hearing them while I was still in high school. Even now, after all of these 50+ years, they still give me pause for reflection.

 Mark 4:9 “And he said: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

Luke 8:8 “And other some fell upon good ground; and being sprung up, yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

John 8:43 “Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word“.

 Matthew 13:13 “Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand”

 Matthew 13:16 “But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.”

Matthew 13: 41-45 “The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the just shine as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Matthew 15:10 “And [Jesus] having called together the multitudes unto him, he said to them: Hear ye and understand.”

Mark 4: 11-14 “And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he saith to them: Are you ignorant of this parable? and how shall you know all parables? He that soweth, soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown, and as soon as they have heard, immediately Satan cometh and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.”

 Luke 8:13 “Now they upon the rock, are they who when they hear, receive the word with joy: and these have no roots; for they believe for a while, and in time of temptation, they fall away.”

Luke 8:18 “Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: [MORE] and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath, shall be taken away from him.”

John 8:47 “He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.”

John 10:16 “And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.”

What does Christ mean? “Cannot hear?”

 God Bless you!

Patrick

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5 thoughts on “Do you have ears? by Pat Miron”

  1. This article was so pleasing to me, but often when I am getting much better in hearing the word of God, temptation jumps in and I seem to forget about his word. Usually when I want my will to be done instead of Gods. But all the same, through His grace He allows me to realize my mistakes, repent and somehow let’s me know He loves me and realizes that I am human. I still have to work on that. I need to pray more. Thank you Pat for posting this for us.

  2. working4christtwo

    keys to the kingdom

    Posted on August 27, 2015

    Mark 4: 11-14 “And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he saith to them: Are you ignorant of this parable? and how shall you know all parables? He that soweth, soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown, and as soon as they have heard, immediately Satan cometh and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.”
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    Default Re: What is the difference in Protestants being “saved” and Catholic salvation?

    Originally Posted by PJM

    While that is your teaching; it is not the complete truth.

    Why for example does the Bible tell us in Mt. 19:16-17 that in order to attain salvation ALL must obey the commandments; which by the way are categories of sins; NOT the list off all possible sin. [1 Jn,1:6-7; 1 Jn.5:16-17 & John 20:19-23]

    AND why in Mt, 28:16-20 does Jesus command the Apostles directly and exclusively to Cf. “Go and teach the world what I have “commanded YOU” [means both taught and commanded.]

    AND why bother giving [all of] the KEYS to His Kingdom to JUST Peter and his successorsSEE Mt. 10: 1-8 compared to Mt. 28:16-20] Successors that Christ Personally made essentially necessary in order to fulfill the NEW Mandate.

    AND why then are their thousands of differing “communions” with in the Protestant ranks?

    Luke 8:18 “Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: [MORE] and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath, shall be taken away from him.”

    yes pat as a 70 year old man — you have figured out that you only teach what somone has taught you– with out the Holy Spirit

    and WITHOUT any signs and wonders following–yes pat some people are

    DUMMIES — this is what Jesus ment when he said that the bilnd are leading the blind–

    “The blind leading the blind” is a metaphor used in antiquity, notably by Jesus in Matthew 15:13-14 and Luke 6:39-40 of the Holy Bible, as well as in the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas.

    so no one you know functions with the power of the Holy Spirit —

    unless you meet allen ames

    Ever since 1994, Alan has been travelling all continents to witness how God lifted him from misery and hopelessness into a life full of joy and freedom. Alan has the gift of healing. After his talks, he would pray over each of those present (by laying on of hands). Alan has other gifts of the Holy Spirit as well (words of knowledge etc.). These gifts have been documented by priests and bishops all over the world. Alan’s ministry enjoys the explicit permission and support of his archbishop Barry Hickey (Catholic Diocese of Perth, Australia). Highlights of Alan’s ministry were his talks during World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto (a papal event) as well as speaking in some of the holiest sites of Christianity in 2004 — in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, in St. Catherine’s Church of Bethlehem and St. Saviour of Jerusalem. The fruits of Alan’s ministry are healing, conversion, hope, comfort and strengthening of those who are blessed by God during the prayer meetings.

    pat-trick advice

    Re: First night of RCIA
    Quote:
    =mikeda;13446648]Hello! I’ve been lurking this forum for a week or so, figured I would register. I have my first night of RCIA tonight, and am incredibly nervous about it. Not entirely sure why, but I am. The whole idea of God is foreign to me, and rightfully so, considering the way I’ve lived for the last 20 years. I was baptized Catholic when I was very young, and I had a first communion, but again, was very young. As of the last year or so, I’ve grown spiritually.

    I’m drawn back to the Catholic Church though. My first daughter was born this year and I’d like to get her baptized Catholic. I figure this would be a great journey her and I can take. But, I’m very nervous…is this pretty normal? Have you guys gone through this?
    Having been blessed to co-teach RCIA for 3 years; I can assure the answer is YES! BUT their is no need to be.

    RCIA [the Rites in Christian Initiation for Adults is the normal path for entry into the Catholic Church for those either coming from another faith basis; or like yourself; perhaps lacking sufficient faith formation.

    Usually it runs from Back to school until Easter Sunday; but the pastor has great latitude in these dates.

    RCIA aims to introduce the Basis of the Catholic Faith sufficiently so that one can choose for themselves to enter or not to enter into the Catholic Church. It’s a wonderful experiece

    That said: Catholicism has a 2,000 year history going back to Jesus and the 12 Apostles chosen by him. It’s impossible for RCIA to cover all that an Informed and fully practicing
    Catholic really ought to know. So after completing the course a period termed Mystagoa
    ; a period of more in depth study of our faith is expected.

    Ask a lot of questions and enjoy the experience. PRAY much! Ask the Holy Spirit to join you and to assist you.

    God Bless you,

    Patrick [PJM] here on CAF

    CAF = Catholics Always Fooled
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  3. Re: How to deal with fanatical Pentecosts?
    Quote:

    =darkangel123;13416124]Hi!

    There are a few people at my gym who belong to the Pentecostal church and they are nothing short of fanatics. They keep telling me that I should renounce my Catholic faith and get “saved”. They have also added me to this WhatsApp group where they send messages condemning the Catholic faith and the Pope. Today, one of them crossed the line and told that our Pope is the anti-christ. She went on to tell that that was the sermon at her church last week. She called Catholics “Satanists” . She showed me pictures of the Pope with leaders from different faiths telling that he has renounced Christianity. I tried talking sense into her, but in vain. Can anyone please help me how to deal with such people? Any Bible verses which I could quote to them would be of help. I want to shut them up for good.
    Send me a private message and I’ll share some other info

    First PRAY MUCH!

    editor–(how about 10 our fathers and 10 hair mary’s?) is that praying much???

    Then go online and buy a now discounted because of age copy of:
    Catholicism and Fundamentalism by

    Karl Keeting [founder of this web site] from Ignatius Press

    <<>>

    karl book — <<>
    so you will still not understand the difference between the catholic Denomination- “vs” the penecostal Denomination

    It will give you everything and MORE what you need. Awesome book!

    (yes patrick “thinks” this is a good book because he thinks memorizing scripture is what being a good catholic is all about)

    God Bless you,

    Patrick

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