In the movie, “The Two Popes,” Pope Benedict XVI says that he needs a spiritual hearing aid, as he is no longer able to hear the voice of God. When he was young, he heard the voice of God and that brought him peace. Even a pope can go through a period of not hearing the voice of God. Those who can hear and experience God go through such changes. First, we hear the voice of God so He can guide us. Now we know we are not alone in this journey of life. Second, we experience His love and peace. Our path for this life is clear. We use God for our benefit. Can we give God a chance to use us and not depend on Him for everything? Instead of working for God, let God work through us. Our intuitions, ideas, hard work, intelligence, experiences, and compassionate hearts are all given by Him. Learn to use them and not make God a crutch. A hearing aid for God’s voice is only needed once. After that, there is no doubt about God’s existence. He is always with you. — Satish Daryanani

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