From Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 13:24-43):
‘The Son of Man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that provoke offences and all who do evil, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. Then the virtuous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Listen, anyone who are ears!’
This is quite a sobering line from Jesus! It perhaps provides a little insight into his frustration at people who fail to listen to what he is teaching them and who continue to do wrong.
Jesus is desperate for us to listen to what he has to say because he speaks Truth (note the capital ‘T’!). He speaks the Truth and is desperate for us to turn our ears to that Truth and to take it to our hearts. Why? Because he loves us and wants us to live with him forever!