Friday 24th May 2024
Hardness of Hearts
  • James 5:9-12
  • Psalm 103:1-4,8-9,11-12
  • Mark 10:1-12

Wickedness has seeped into human hearts. I realized that I could not love and coexist with family. Even marriage became strained, unable to be coped with. God’s original plan for man and woman to become one flesh takes a beating: adultery, divorce and other issues spring up. God knowing our predicament comes to our aid. “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Marriage certificates and family platforms are where we learn the art of loving. It is a process, not a state, a beginning, not an end. It is a learner’s permit, not a diploma. So let us not give up when we struggle or fail occasionally. Let us draw divine grace from the Paschal Mystery. The Lord died and rose to give a new heart and mind to sinful humanity. Pattern of dying to rise to new life. May we too die daily that our spouse and family members may rise and live.

PRAYER: Abba Father, thank you for you love. Help me to love others. Amen.

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