A Penitent Blogger

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

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Laws written upon the heart

Today’s first reading (Hebrews 8:6-13) quotes the prophet Jeremiah in speaking of a new covenant in which God will write His laws upon people’s hearts.

A critical point to remember is that these laws are not written BY the heart, but rather are written by GOD upon the heart.

The point is not for us to do what we feel like, but rather for us to open ourselves to God’s grace, will, and love so that our feelings may reflect no longer our own will or the world’s idea of love but rather God’s will, God’s, love, and God’s law.