Not a famine of bread, or thirst for water, but for hearing the word of the LORD. Then shall they wander from sea to sea and rove from the north to the east. In search of the word of the LORD, but they shall not find it. Amos 8:11-12
Are we witnessing this ourselves, a famine for the hearing the word of the LORD. Granted there are many places that have a famine of bread and water. But today, Amos gives us a different famine, one of faith.
We say we are going through a dry spell with our religion, unhappy with our churches. We don't like what is preached to us, so we go in search of a new religion, a new deliverer of the message, yet never satisfied. Some go from sea to sea in search of the word of the Lord, and amazing too they don't find it. Can we say we are happy where we are? Are we hearing the word of the Lord?
If our Catholic faith has grown then why are so many churches empty, and disappearing. Have we gone from sea to sea to find the word of God in someone who knows Him. Or do we go from sea to sea to hear what we want to hear, where we will never hear the word of God.
I was just thinking about how women tend to say about their husbands, they have selective hearing. Then I would say we too have this when we choose not to hear his word, because we don't want to be woken up from our spiritual slumber. Or be reminded that we are not living a life that is part of God's plan, but ours.
The man I had a relationship with, I once said to him, that I would pray for for the removal of the blinders on his eyes, and he promptly said, no don't do that, I don't want to see. In other words he chose the path of evil, and didn't want to see the destruction he was causing others.
What a spiritual famine we have come to. It's time to remove the blinders and see the destruction we are doing to ourselves.