Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LENT - Heart health

"Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart ... rend your hearts and not your clothing." 

We know that a strong heart is the result of exercise, good diet and lower stress. The same is true of our spiritual lives. Lent calls us to exercise our hearts through acts of prayer, study and devotion that bring us closer to God. Lent calls us to embrace a healthy diet of the daily "bread of life" in our lives and in our churches through worship and communion. And we lower our stress when we remember that, ultimately, God's the one who rules the world and is coming back not to take us away, but to take over.

When our hearts are anxious and fearful, it's a warning alarm that we're not living with God's future for us in mind. Lent calls us to focus on spiritual heart health!