Freedom of Heart

Freedom of Heart

Have you ever tried to grasp a handful of sand? It slowly escapes from the crevices of your hands. You are attempting to hold onto it, but in the act of grasping, you lose it. This is what happens when our heart is pulled down by an attachment. Being able to identify any attachments in our hearts is important for any kind of discernment so that we receive fully His abundant graces and have the freedom of heart necessary to say “yes” to God’s will, as Mary did. Though the thought of attachment might inspire aversion, it’s not as foreign to our human nature as we might think. In the story of original sin, for example, we see Adam and Eve trying to grasp at the good things in the Garden. However, attachment is more than simply experiencing pleasure in something,...

Without Stain

Without Stain

A meditation by Elena Martinz “Is it true that God forbade you to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge?” The voice came from an undefined point. The voice was different from that of her Father. He did not seem to want to ask a simple question, but rather question something. He could have very well added “but come on, you can’t be serious!” It seemed that the stranger wanted to gossip. The girl did not answer. Why would she reveal to a stranger something that did not concern him? The voice became more insistent: “Come on I don’t want to hurt you. It was just a question. A curiosity, let’s say.” The girl turned around, thinking she had heard a rustle. She would never have revealed anything, just for curiosity’s sake. There was no...