Living in the Two Hearts

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Posted by Anne Elizabeth on January 3, 2009

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Adoration of the Magi a.k.a Epiphany.

But before we arrive there, I submit for your reading pleasure an excellent writing on PRAYER.  Below is an excerpt.  If you like what you’ve read, click on the link below it for more!

“Even if there are many clouds forming on the horizon of our future, we should not be afraid. As believers, our great hope is eternal life in communion with Christ and the entire family of God. This great hope gives us the strength to face and to overcome the difficulties of this worldly life”. ~Pope Benedict XVI, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 2009

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FAITH is the oil which fills our lamps and prepares us for Christ’s coming (Matt 25). But how do we attain this faith, or rather, fill our lamps? The answer is through prayer.

Prayer is the life of the new heart. —CCC, n.2697

Many people begin the new year making a “New Year’s Resolution” — a promise to change a certain behavior or accomplish some goal. Then brothers and sisters, be resolved to pray. So few Catholics see the importance of God today because they no longer pray. If they prayed consistently, their hearts would be filled more and more with the oil of faith. They would encounter Jesus in a very personal way, and be convinced within themselves that He exists and is who He says He is. They would be given a divine wisdom by which to discern these days we live in, and more of a heavenly perspective of all things.

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