The Contemplative Companion for Thursday, March 16, 2017

More tortuous than all else is the human heart,
beyond remedy; who can understand it?
I, the LORD, alone probe the mind
and test the heart…  – Jeremiah 17.9 – 10

I wholeheartedly disagree with Jeremiah.

While the human heart can appear beyond remedy, and while our experience of life might convince us that the human heart is beyond remedy – it is not the only reality and possibility for human existence. Heart remedies are available.

The human heart is not beyond remedy because there is nowhere the light of love and awareness cannot shine. On a practical level, meditative prayer is the primary practice that lets the light of grace in. Twice daily meditative prayer IS the remedy that brings the healing light of Christ, as well as the warming love of God, inwardly close and personal. I have seen the light and grace of silence do this healing Work. And there are living witnesses to the miracle of healing are all around us!

The foundation of everything is light. It penetrates every substance and every subtlety of existence. The light enters into our hearts in the silence and stillness and restores, revives and remedies everything and everyone. 

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  1. I like the following verse because it reminds me that God’s love continually renews my heart and spirit. Light penetrates the tiniest crack. As I allow my heart to get “cracked” more and more open, more light can enter in. Thanks for your inspiring post, as always.
    “I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.”
    Ezekiel 36:26 NET


  2. The “Light” can put my mind in order, can clean and soften the hard parts of my heart and fill my soul with the Holy Sprit. It is my prayer in the silence.


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