Sunday, May 4, 2014

When Do Our Hearts Burn for Jesus?

Then they said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?" - Luke 24:32
"Were not our hearts burning?"
Sometimes my heart burns when I hear Jesus' voice. I hear Him in different ways. Maybe a word in a homily or a prayer or the readings at Mass. Or in a song.
Sometimes my heart burns when I hear or read someone's witness. Or when I sit in front of the Blessed Sacrament or receive the Eucharist. Or when someone says something that touches me so much, I know it must be from God.
And those times when God lifts the veil ever so slightly so we can get a glimpse of His presence in our lives.
The thing is, Jesus promised to always be with us. So why is my heart not always burning? Am I not paying attention?

Lord, may my heart continue to burn with love for you. Help me to recognize you in the breaking of the bread. In the words spoken. In the songs sung. In the faces around me. In the silence of my heart. Amen.

1st published 5/8/11


Mary N. said...

This is a great reflection on one of my favorite passages from holy scripture, Colleen. I wish my heart was ALWAYS burning too. It goes back and forth, unfortunately.

Love your prayer at the end!

Colleen said...

Mary, thank you!

Karin said...

Joining you in your beautiful prayer, Colleen.

Colleen said...

Thank you, Karin.

Jean Wise said...

I love it that we both read the same passage each week and often take the same approach to it. Makes me feel like spiritual sisters. This is one of my favorite passages and images. lots to ponder in its words too.

Colleen said...

Jean, I feel the same way you do about our sisterhood! I love this gospel passage as well. God bless