A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Changing hearts

We can change the world... sometimes.

At other times, we as Christians must focus on changing hearts through the truth and love of Christ.

This is what Saint Paul seeks in today’s first reading (Philemon 7-20).

The abolition of slavery would take more than a millennium to accomplish. What Saint Paul does instead is seek to change the heart of a slave owner: to make him accept this man who has been his slave as a brother in Christ.

Likewise, when we encounter obstacles and setbacks in changing the world for good, may you and I seek to change hearts and, by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, may we succeed.