St Clement Mass 3 May 2020

So, as you pray, as you listen, pay attention:
+ If the voice you hear encourages you to trust…then it’s probably the Lord. If the voice you hear leads you to cynicism, then it’s probably an imposter.
+ if the voice you hear calls you to be generous and self-transcending, then it’s from the Lord. If it calls you to selfishness, self-centeredness, it’s an imposter.
+ if the voice you hear calls you to be faithful, to be true to your word, to keep your promises, it’s from the Lord. If the voice invites you to break your promise and lie, it’s probably an imposter.
+ if your hear an invitation to spend more of your life focused on others, to measure your success by the difference you make in someone else’s life, it’s probably from the Lord.
+If the voice you hear calls you to be a peacemaker, a justice-doer, a hope-giver, it’s from the Lord.
+ if you hear an encouragement to treasure life, set aside angers, forgive and forgive some more, it’s from the Lord.
+ if the voice you hear tells you that you are deeply loved by the eternal God, if the voice you hear tells you that you have a dignity that no one can take away from you, if you hear a reminder that that Jesus loved you so much that he was willing to die for you…then that voice is from the Lord. But if the voice you hear tells you that you’re not worth it, that there is no hope for you… It’s a lie.
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. My sheep hear my voice. I lay down my life for them.” He laid down his life for you. That’s how much he loves you. And in our daily struggle to know what’s right and do what’s right, the best thing that we can do is to pray, which means, listen