We are really good at hearing only what we want to hear. The things we don't care about or don't want to know about go in one ear and out the other. This is the second time in Luke that Jesus predicted his arrest in Jerusalem that would lead to His death. But the people didn't get it. Could this because did not want to hear it?
Do we do the same thing? Do we ignore God's Word that point out our sins, our selfishness, our lack of love or forgiveness? Do we we settle for a buffet type faith, picking what we want and ignoring the rest? Do we want a God of love but ignore God's justice? It does not work. When God speaks, we need to listen.