By Ear

By Lisa Are Wulf ~

christian-spiritual-growth-by-earI recently heard a peculiar story. It seems that a Christian died and went to Heaven. He was overcome by all the beauty he saw until he walked into an unusual room. Here he found piles of human ears reaching to the ceiling. His guide said, “These are the ears of people who heard the word of God on Sundays but didn’t actually do anything about it.”

Wow! What an interesting word picture! And it suggests even larger questions. How many of us believe God is asking something of us and we’re ignoring it? Or perhaps our lives aren’t quite up to what God wants for us but we just look the other way.

Committing to what we know is right may be one of the hardest things to do. And keeping this promise can prove even tougher. But I sure don’t want to end up in a stack of dead ears. How about you?

Tags: Christian Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Awareness, Soul Journey, Spiritual Formation, Christian Spirituality, Christian Discipleship