Monday 12 October 2015

Circumcision of the heart

1. The circumcision of the heart. Not the material observance, but the Purity of Heart, the Purity of the Eyes, the kind of purity that characterized Jesus, so that everyone, man and woman, felt at home and safe in his presence.

This is the law written on our hearts. This is the transfiguration of the tables of stone, and of the heart of stone, into the heart of flesh.

2. When there is no Temple and no cult, we find ourselves, like the Israelites, before the Lord without intermediaries and without mediation. And then we realize that the sacrifice, the only sacrifice that we can offer, the real sacrifice, is the sacrifice of our BODY. The sacrifice of Thanksgiving, of Eucharist, of Obedience, of surrender to his will for me.

3. Whatever I do, even in the most secret recesses of my heart, AFFECTS everything and everyone, simply because the one who acts is this ME that I have become through my acts, the one who interacts is this ME. So there is solidarity in sin, just as there is the Communion of Saints.


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