Hearts continue to beat. Many great things happen that make our hearts overflow with joy. The Lord does
marvels for us. Our electronic publication will continue to give you some glimpses of our journey. If you
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Peace and love in the Lord!
Sister MaryGloria Mar, FMA
Leaning on Jesus’ Heart and looking out at the
world, we realize that giving, sharing, nurturing
life and true relationships with God and others
are vitally important.
Yet, how often we put them on the back burner or
stifle them. Many present-day idols can muffle the
sound of that precious heartbeat—indifference and
blindness to the ways of God and the needs of others;
craving for power, for success in a career, for
affluence, for an easy and comfortable life.
These and other allurements can get hold of our
hearts without our noticing it. Sin imperceptibly chains
us. Then our hearts become hearts of stone and
nothing can move us.
Let us continue to go back to the upper room and place our ear on His Heart,
that Jesus may help us realize our folly—the little thread or big chain that keeps our
heart from being entrained, that is, of beating at His rhythm, and following His
lead. Then we’ll realize our deepest longing and not go after things that fail to
satisfy us. Listening to His Heart will help us to understand how easily we can put
aside the awesome dignity of giving and nurturing life, the sharing in the
creative power of God! Remaining in His Presence will melt our indifference and move
our hearts to beat at His tempo.
Let us not be surprised if sometimes the Lord has to knock us off our horse, as Christ did to
Saul, because we’re headed in a wrong direction, toward immediate, superficial, and glittering
rewards, convinced that we have the best of intentions. Yet, we are running away from truly
gratifying and life-giving choices. Returning to listen to His Heart we will also hear His voice…
and the scales will fall from our eyes… and we’ll begin to sense His loving presence, see with
His loving glance, and walk with burning hearts accompanying others on the journey, following
Our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who have listened and are listening to Jesus’ heartbeat
and follow his call! A special prayer for those who are preparing to go on mission and to all who
support us with your prayer and offering! Let us make time to return to Jesus’ Heart daily and
meet there. One with Him, with hearts throbbing with His rhythm, in spite of the distractions,
allurements, and difficulties, we’ll have the strength of walking the roads of the world, being His
Heart, Hands, and Feet for others and for one another.
Volunteers International for Development Education Solidarity
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