Let my heart be stronger than my mind
Reading Matthew 3:1-3
In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”[a] 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”
Reading from Origen
In order to make everyone relaise how great the human heart is, let us look at a few examples......We still retain in our minds all the towns which we have ever visited. Their features, the location of their squares,walls and buildings remain in our hearts. We keep the road which we have travelled painted and engraved in our memories: and the sewa over which we have sailed is harboured in our silent thought. As I have said the human heart knows so many things and is of no small compass. Now, if it is not small,a nd nif it can grasp so much, we can prepare the way of the Lord there nad make staright the way where the word, the wisdom of God, will walk. Let each of you, then, prepare the way of the Lord by a good conscience: make straight the way so that the Word of God may walk within you without stumbling.........
Do not let your hearts troubled, for the hand of God will hold you if you let it.