"But today, I regret that when we open our hearts
to you, you don't even recognise us...Every corner of our heart has India written over it.
So then they say, "We open our hearts
to all the people, and we wish to thank you for all you have given us." I would say in the Tuscarora, "Three times three times three big time thank yous, now in our life energy divine consciousness we are like one."
The Pope once said, "The worst prison is a closed heart." John Paul II's final gift to this world was an invitation to "open our hearts
" to suffering in all its nuances and varying needs.
In the Prayer of the Day we ask God to "Open our hearts
to the power of the Spirit." What does it mean to be "filled with the Holy Spirit"?
The Church's invitation to reflect upon these truths is not to dishearten us by a pessimistic view of life, but rather to open our hearts
to repentance and hope.
As we prepare for the special Christmas Day Let us open our hearts
for the Lord to lead the way To bring to us his gifts of love,joy and peace Allowing his gentle presence to enter All our anxieties and worries to cease The gift of a saviour to our world Is what Christmas is all about Sharing this love with others really matters Without any doubt A time of celebrating life With those in need Supporting those less fortunate
It really depends on how wide we open our hearts
. A spiritually selfish communion is not a communion at all." (Evelyn Underhill, The Light of Christ; Longmans Green)
The accompaniment was sometimes thin, the technical prowess sometimes reminiscent of garage recording, but something in the melody, in the words, in the hot, true center of the music cracked open our hearts
in a blissfully unhealable way, and we were the changers and the changed.
By fasting we were not attempting to punish the flesh, we discovered, but to open our hearts
to God by attending more carefully to the abundance of his gifts, for which we tried to give thanks each night in a more heartfelt way.
We are called to self-examination and repentance: the willingness to change direction, to open our hearts
and give room to God's compassion as it seeks to bind up, to heal, and to make all things new and whole.
Jesus said, "Behold, I make all things new." Notice that he didn't say, "Behold, I make all new things." The miracle that takes place when we open our hearts
to God's love is that our external circumstances may not change, and yet all things are made new.
Overall the article highlights the need to simplify our lives so as to open our hearts
and minds to God's grace and sustenance.
So we must sit quietly with the beautiful pay it homage with our stillness an attention, open our hearts
to its rapture, and take its courage and compassion back into the routine of our daily lives.
Its strains have helped break open our hearts
and lift our minds to God.
Open our minds to lesbians and gays we must, and open our hearts
as well - even to the bumbling congressman who shot himself in the foot so smarmily.