When I first saw this photo of a male Eastern bluebird, I was struck by the fact that he seemed to be listening intently to something, and I was reminded of the Scripture passages that speak of the still small voice, the tiny whisper of the Father who addresses us when we have ears to really hear and listen. I was also reminded of a story about Dr. Carlos Finlay who was deep in prayer, listening for the Lord’s direction, while he was reciting the Rosary. A mosquito kept buzzing in his ear, and a thought occurred to him that this might be the breakthrough clue he was seeking in trying to unlock the mystery of malaria and yellow fever. Could it be that the mosquito was the agent of transmission? After much research, it turned out that Dr. Finlay’s prayer-time revelation was right on target, and in time, the killer diseases of malaria and yellow fever lost their punch and were able to be controlled. The discovery also opened up the way to the completion of the Panama Canal, a feat that would have been impossible had Dr. Finlay not found a way to protect the workers from these pestilences. What began as a tiny whisper, a hint from above during one man’s prayer time, evolved into good news, worldwide, for mankind. Who knows what the tiny whisper might be telling us; mankind needs this wisdom and hearing ears to receive it!