Monday, 26 March 2012

The Heart

Lent about the Heart!

Our heart for the Lord, and our heart for one another.
A journey away from focus on self, and into the heart of God.
Lent and Life is a journey of the transformation of the HEART.
“Sir, we would like to see Jesus”
To see Jesus is to see the heart of God, to see Jesus is to see the face of Love.
To See Jesus is to see less and less of SELF.
In order for us to “see” Jesus, in order to see the truth about Life and Love, we must learn to die to self.
“unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies it produces much fruit.” 
“Whoever loves his life will lose it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.” 

It is the “ruler of this world” (evil, the ancient enemy to humankind) that seeks to keep us focused on our selves, preferences and petty opinions.
It is the “ruler of this world” that beacons us away from the freedom of God to the slavery of self-centeredness.
But the Lord Jesus desires to draw us into the new Life of the Resurrection.
“And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”
The way of the Cross is the way of centering on Jesus, of seeing Jesus.
The way of the Cross, of our Lenten journey, is the way of the heart, of a purified and transformed heart.

We cannot create this spiritual heart by ourselves; only the Lord can purify our hearts and make us more fully human & divine, more fully alive, more full of love.
Let us surrender our hearts to the Lord, that we may see less of self, and more of the face of Love, Jesus…
That we may see the face of Jesus in the face of every human being we meet.

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