Jesus helps us make room in our hearts to love freely and generously
by Sister Donna Koch
As I read the Scripture for Sunday and this coming week I could not help but notice the amazing guides and example we have in the lives of the saints and angels we will be celebrating. The readings of Sunday prepare us for what is to come.
We are asked to trust the Spirit at work in the lives of those around us. Being judgmental of others can lead to resentment and jealousy. In the words of the Psalmist, “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” Hardness of heart will reject truth in the face of evidence. The difference between the believer and the unbeliever is the heart. The healing medicine of the Cross helps us release those negative attitudes, prejudices, resentments, selfish actions and judgments that we have allowed to rule our lives. It also helps us release those we have held hostage in our heart.
God refreshes, is truthful, is just and helps us reach out to the poor and fearful, the lonely and the broken-hearted.
The Spirit leads us with wisdom, anoints us, heals us and sends us forth with angels and archangels as companions on the journey. This week we might ponder:
- What is the Spirit saying as I listen to the murmur of my heart?
- What companions have helped me heal and experience God’s love?
- How is the Spirit leading me?