Jesus challenged his disciples to listen. He said, "those who have ears should hear." Paying attention to the teaching of our Lord was important to the disciples of 2000 years ago and it remains imperative for us, through His Word, today. Those who heard Jesus were a very diverse group. They came out of curiosity. There were those who had self-seeking motives. Some came with quick but shallow enthusiasm. Our Lord was seeking those who were really listening and ready. Those with a deep longing, a desire to find the answer to their life needs. Jesus is still sharing a message and a power that is life altering if we take the time to open our ears and our hearts to receive it.