Translation: Whatever is received is received according to the manner of the receiver.
Basically, I think this
means that your perception of something is shaped as much by who you are as it is shaped by the thing itself. The antenna determines the signal received.
So, how did you receive that? And does that tell you anything about yourself?
Or, to take it a step further and be practical: How much of my view of Jesus is basically me looking at an idealised version of myself, or at least of my preferences concerning what I would like the incarnated God to be like? Do I walk through Advent purely looking for a Christmas present that suits me, or am I open to whatever I may receive? Am I Christian, or Davidian?