The beloved student laid his head near the heart of the Christ and asked who would be the betrayer. I want to be a student of the Master… Do I bow my head to His Sacred Heart? Do I turn to Him with all the questions, all the seeking, of my life? Or do I merely name drop and speak at Him with my mouth, never listening and drawing succor from His Infinite Depths? Is my love for Him merely something to do – or is it the very core of who I am?
Too easily can one who seeks to follow God end up selling Him out for cash ready at hand. I can either collaborate with those who would put the Christ to death so as to put an end to the call to holiness, unconditional love, bravery, patience, forgiveness… Or I can take up my cross and follow the Christ through my fears, through my temptations, onward and ever deeper into the eternal love of His Sacred Heart, my own heart broken open with the outpouring of His love. I rest my head upon the Heart of Love, the Heart of Reality, the Heart of God, and ask the Master, “Is it I, Lord?”
Sharing here also my Bible Burst for this week (from Matthew 15:8) which inspired this Divine Incarnate post –
Although crippled by disease, I am fully alive in love. I write about the profound wonder and terrible beauty of life while living with physical disability and severe dependency. Unafraid to ask life's big questions, I was briefly an atheist and considered other religions before finding, in God's choice to intimately share our humanity, what it truly means to be fully human. A revert to the Catholic Faith, I blog weekly and have written a book called It's Good to Be Here.