Monday, January 11, 2021

open our hearts to the Lord

Pope Francis urges us to do: to open our hearts to the Lord – not merely because he is a wise teacher or a source of help in time of trouble. More than that, the Holy Father is urging us, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to fall deeply in love with the Lord Jesus as the be all and end of our lives, the one who loves us more than we love ourselves. Yes, the Lord is present to us in many ways – most deeply and most personally in the Eucharist – but always the question is this: are we present to the Lord? Do we open our hearts to Christ? Do we seek to live in his presence?