prayer come from?
than knowing by heart the thousand-plus Scriptural references to
“heart,” St. Francis and St. Clare,
heart is our hidden center,
beyond the grasp of our reason and of others.
is what made them so sensitive to others in their joys and sorrows and
the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully.
heart is the place of decision,
deeper than our psychic drives.
also realized that it takes daily deciding to respond to the call to
one’s heart on the things that are above, where Christ is.
Their whole-hearted living of the Gospel had its share of
trials and sufferings.
knew the bitterness of disappointment; Clare, the burden of a long and
knew where peace and strength are to be found, in
heart (which) is the place of encounter, the place of the covenant.
God of my HEART is my portion forever.