Sometimes it’s easy to manage our hearts with what is expedient and “safe.” We listen attentively in church on Sundays and say our daily prayers, but we’re not open to doing anything new. Not really.
No matter how much God may be nudging our hearts, we have barricaded our courage in closets of fear – maybe without even realizing it.
Why not open our hearts to walking new pathways with God this Lent?
“Are we open to God’s surprises? Or are we closed and fearful before the newness of the Holy Spirit? Do we have the courage to strike out along the new paths which God’s newness sets before us, or do we resist, barricaded in transient structures which have lost their capacity for openness to what is new?” Pope Francis
Virginia : )
p.s. Photos: Hocking Hills, Ohio