Why a new heart?

This blog was inspired by scripture, books, and Fr. Mike. Although I don’t have near the time dedicated to it, I want it to be a collection of life and what it means to be made new. Here are some of my inspirations:

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.–Ezekiel 36:26

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.–Psalm 51:10

Hans Urs Von Bathazar’s Heart of the World:

 “Then it was that God created a Heart for himself and placed it at the center of the world. It was a human Heart, and it knew the impulses and yearnings of human hearts, was experienced in all the windings and wanderings, changes of weather and drives—in a word, experienced in all the bitter joy and joyful bitterness which any human heart has ever savored. The human heart: most foolish, most obstinate, most fickle of all creatures; the seat of all fidelity and of all treachery; an instrument richer than a full orchestra and poorer than a grasshopper’s empty chirping; in its incomprehensibility a mirror image of God’s own incomprehensibility. This it was drew from the world’s rib as it slept, and He fashioned it into the organ of his divine love. “

Fr. Mike Schmitz podcast on the Wizard of Oz


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