Preached January 27, 2016; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s 1st reading we heard that some 2,500 years ago in the city of Jerusalem the whole assembly of the people, men, women, and children old enough to understand, stood from dawn to midday listening attentively to the reading of the word of God. That is truly impressive. There were no microphones, no dancing, no skits, no entertainment, just reading and explanation. They all stood there and paid attention. Their capacity to listen to the word of God tells us......