And so the Church today begins a new liturgical year. When Our Lord speaks to us in the scriptures, we need to keep something in mind - namely, heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass. Therefore His words are as applicable to us today as they were when He first spoke them 2000 years ago and as He will continue to speak them in the ages yet to come. So we need to apply these words to ourselves that we might receive the benefit, that the divine words necessarily bring.
How do we digest the words of God, yes we hear them, we internalise them, perhaps, but do we understand them, have we digested them. Our Lord himself complained about his own disciples - are you too without understanding are your eyes blind, are you unable to see, why can you not understand? This is what He said to the twelve. Of course He could easily say that to us as well. Therefore it is necessary that we ponder these words and apply them to our time and ourselves….
Are our hearts truly open to the Gospel?