Missing Signs

As Jesus drew near Jerusalem,
he saw the city and wept over it, saying,
“If this day you only knew what makes for peace–
but now it is hidden from your eyes.”
~ Luke 19:41-44

There are times I miss cues and signals in conversations and situations. I am blind to the import and meaning of what is happening to and around me. There have been times I missed other people’s invitation into a deeper relationship because I was busy paying attention to trivial details or engrossed in my own thoughts. There was a time I was being cued to a great project but I missed the signs and missed the project altogether. Sometimes, I hear only what I want to hear and totally miss what the other person is telling me.

Yes, there are times I hear the words spoken by friends and loved ones but miss their meaning. I see their actions but miss what they are actually telling me.

Lord, I can see but take away my blindness anyway.
I can hear but heal my deafness anyway.
I can speak. I can talk. But cure me of my dumbness anyway. 

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