Blessed are the ears that gladly receive the pulses
of the divine whisper, and give no heed to the
many whisperings of this world. Blessed indeed
are those ears which hearken not
to the voice which is sounding without,
but unto the truth reaching inwardly.
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
And the people believed; and when they heard
that the LORD had visited the people of Israel
and that he had seen their affliction,
they bowed their heads and worshiped.