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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of the Golden Heart

Good morning. In today’s Gospel Jesus reminds us of the importance once again of being childlike. He is aware of what is in our hearts, and so it is with our marital relationships. What is important is not what is in our heads but what is in our hearts. Are our interactions with our spouse from the heart? Do we engage ourselves with our spouse as if they are the most important person on the face of the Earth? Are we careful of what we say to each other? Not that we shouldn’t be truthful with one another, but we need to consider the consequences of what we say to each other. While we need to be honest with one another it is likewise just as important to be respectful. Always speak from the heart. As the Proverb says if you guard what you say you guard your soul. “Those who guard their mouths preserve themselves; those who open wide their lips bring ruin.” When we speak from the heart we not only are attending to our own self but we likewise are being attentive to our partner’s well being. Just because the thought is there doesn’t mean it needs to be said. When we speak thoughtlessly or harshly we do harm to the spirit of our partner as well our own. We need to always make an effort to speak from the heart. Part of our effort in doing so is in keeping our own hearts in working order through daily prayer, by keeping our own hearts heart open to God’s love. When we allow God’s love to flow in our hearts we then better care for our partner’s heart through speaking from the heart and through careful listening, gentle understanding and loving attention to their thoughts and feelings. May Our Lady of the Golden Heart whose feast day we celebrate today intercede for all married couples that their hearts might be open to God’s love and that they might always speak from the heart. Make a great day!

Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Golden Heart.

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