Unfinished Crisis: who do you listen to?
Irene Tu


The world is falling away Because we fail to listen well. In the beginning, God says, «Do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.» But who do we listen to? We listen to our desire to be like god, and we eat it; The world becomes fallen since then.
Until now, we still fail to listen well. Climate changes when we neglect the bleeding- pain of the nature; Bush fires when we fail to listen to the groaning of the earth; Species diminishes when we fail to listen to theircry; Rather we listen to the greed of our harden hearts- Never enough, we want more, and more thanothers!

Injustice happens when we fail to listen to those who are oppressed- When George Floyd cries out he couldn’t breathe on the street, The police doesn’t listen to him, The police keeps pushing his knee on Floyd ‘s neck, and he dies at last. It comes from the deaf who fails to listen.

Relationships die when we fail to listen well with gentle heart: « You listen to me!» the man shouts, « Why can’t you listen to me!» the woman cries; There is no more relationship when there is no more we, but only me. Who do we listen to? Self-centeredness we listen to rather than gentleness and humility to turn our ears to the other.

The crisis comes the moment when we refuse to listen; It causes death in communications,

Then the death in relationship, Finally death inhumanity. As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” So who do you listen to?


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