Day 6 (Mar 3)
– Power of a Wide-open Heart

Day 6 (Mar 3)
Power of a Wide-open Heart

Are you suffering from a hardened heart
and numbness of your spirit?

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

Hebrews 3:15

The kingdom's mysteries are unfolded to those who open their hearts, making of them a rich soil in which the Word can grow and bear fruit. In Jesus, God's Word has visited our land, to water the stony earth of our hearts with the living waters of the Spirit (See John 7:38; Revelation 22:1). God's Word does not go forth only to return to Him void. (See Isaiah 55:10-11)

His Word awaits our response. We must show ourselves to be children of that Word. We must allow that Word to accomplish God's will in our lives. As Jesus warns, we must take care lest the devil steal it away or lest it be choked by worldly concerns. In the Eucharist, the Word gives Himself to us as bread to eat. He does so that we might be made fertile, yielding fruits of holiness. – Scott Hahn (The Word's Return: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Isaiah 55:10-11

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.


Have I turned a deaf ear or a blind eye to the gentle invitation of God? In what ways am I blindfolded by my own stubbornness and preoccupations?


Lord, open my eyes, I want to see you; grant me a heart of flesh, I want to feel you!
As my response to your invitation, Lord, I desire to adore you in front of the tabernacle or to receive you with an attentive heart through the Holy Eucharist.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.