First Sunday

REFLECTION FOR March 6, 2022
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

A HEALTHY HEART

“For one believes with the heart.”

(Romans 10:9)

This line from Romans begs the question “How is your heart health?” The heart in Biblical terms is considered the seat of life or strength. Hence it means mind, spirit, or one’s entire emotional nature and understanding. The heart was considered the organ to have the ability to reason, question, meditate, motivate and think. The heart represents the entire person physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

It is not just a feeling, it is the essence of who you are, your core, your entire being. It is where the Holy Spirit resides, and it is the secret dwelling place Christ spoke of. It is a place of friendship, relationship and truth. St. Paul reminds us of what scripture says, “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”  

Romans 10:8

Do you believe with your whole heart? Christ’s love for us is evidenced by the sacred heart, is all encompassing, passionate and boundless. Christ invites us to share in that love day by day throughout our lives. We are to become Christ-like and invite him into every aspect of our lives. To believe with your whole heart is to place one’s trust in God and to follow his word. A healthy heart is a heart that trusts, follows God’s will and is full of love for Christ.

Do you have a believing heart?