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What Exactly does Jesus Mean by “The Heart”? (Part I of II)


Dear Father John, when I hear the readings at Mass, I hear Jesus talk about the heart all the time. But, what exactly does He mean? THE FIRST ARENA of love that Jesus points out is the “heart.” In all three New Testament versions of this greatest commandment [cf Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27], heart is always first on the list. Sacred Scripture uses this term more than a thousand times,... Read More

How can I learn to love God more fully? – Part II of II

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God

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Dear Father John, I feel confused. I want to keep growing in my love for God. I want to learn to love him “with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength,” just as he commands us to do. But I don’t know what that means. Can you help me? In our first post answering this question, we explored the general meaning of the Greatest Commandment. Now we are ready to look at its different parts. The first... Read More

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