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Ezekiel 3:7 But the house of Israel will not listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me; because all the house of Israel have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart.
To our great relief and despite our willful ignorance, God relentlessly pursues us, calling us beloved, trying every possible tactic to get us to listen. God finds ordinary and hidden ways to plead with our hearts to follow a life of love, mercy, and faith rather than one defined by hate, judgment, and fear.
How would our lives change if our hearts became vulnerable and open instead of stubborn and closed? What if we allowed our minds to be tender instead of hard? How might we see our neighbors and ourselves as the beloved creatures of God that we truly are?
MOVING FORWARD: Think about the last time you were hardheaded or hardhearted. Write yourself a note about things you might want to do differently the next time you are faced with a trying situation.