The most important word in today’s gospel reading is the word listen. Jesus admonished his disciples to listen. Even though they did not comprehend what he was saying he wanted them to listen. And so, with all of us. We need to listen to the Word of God even though at the time of our listening we do not comprehend the full meaning. Life’s experiences will have a way of reminding us of what we heard. And after the experience, the Word of God comes alive, and we understand.