In the Rule of St. Benedict, monastics are to listen with the "ear of the heart." If we learn the art of deep listening, we can hear the voice of God. Here is a quote from Mark Nego:
There is a time to listen to the whole
and a time to listen to the part,
a time to listen for how things go together
and a time to shut out everything so we can hear
what lives beneath our masks.
I think this gives us something to reflect on today. Let us try to listen with the ear of the heart.