Friday 24 July 2020

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St Sarbel Makhlüf

Jeremiah 3:14-17. The Lord will guard us, like a shepherd guarding his flock – Jeremiah 31:10-13. Matthew 13:18-23.

‘Jesus explains to the disciples his parable’

Everything that happens in our life is a kind of parable that tells of God’s presence to and his will for each of us. Understanding comes not from ourselves or from the noisy intervention of others, but rather from the Word speaking alone with us in the solitude of our attentive heart. We need to seek solitude of heart if we desire to be a disciple of Christ.

This solitude is found in a resolute detachment of the heart from earthly things and the freeing of the heart is achieved and measured by dying to self and to self-will. There we find the rich soil in which we can hear the word and understand it.

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