Day 6: daily lent practice: How? Give your heart to God

Category : Daily Lent Practice

“My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes
observe my ways.” (Pro 23:26)

“Love simply is God.

For the [Bible] says: ‘God is love, and he who abides
in love abides in God, and God in him.’

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your mind and with all your strength.’

It needs to be from all your heart, [therefore] your
whole heart has to be given for the love of God. And
there is no one else in the heart apart from God alone.

One of the monks, was once praying and walking
and in his prayer, his heart was in communion with God.
Then he saw two angels walking beside him, one on
his right and the other to his left, and he didn’t allow
himself to turn to look at one of them! He used to say
to himself: ‘Nor angels nor principalities shall be able
to separate me from Christ.’ ‘I am busy with the Lord
now, I am not going to be preoccupied with the angels!’
The whole heart is given to God…

The whole heart is given to God. Why? Because the
song says: ‘My beloved is mine, and I am his.’

‘My beloved is mine, and I am his.’ An amazing mutual
love between man and God. It doesn’t give him a chance
at all to love something else! But I tell you honestly,
if you love God with a complete love, the whole world
becomes nothing in your sight. ‘I have suffered the loss
of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain
Christ and be found in Him.’ The whole world becomes
rubbish. Why do we love things in the world? Because
the love of God hasn’t completely taken over us.

You shouldn’t think that God wants you as a religious
person to fulfill duties or obligations…Not at all. God
doesn’t give you duties or obligations…but wants you
to love Him in the same way as He loves you. So how
does He love you? The [Bible] says: ‘Having loved His
own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.’

‘He loved them to the end.’ Do you, love our Lord
like that ? To the end? He loved them and died for
them. Do you love the Lord till you die for Him? He
loved them and said to them: ‘That where I am, there
you may also be.’ So are you, where God is?”

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