Sunday, June 16, 2019

On Trinity Sunday

Once some years ago there was a note tacked to our community bulletin board by a departing monastic observer. It seems he  had opened his broken heart to the Lord and experienced the overwhelming everything of God’s forgiveness and great love for him. The note read something like this: “I think this monastery should be called Saint Joseph’s Heart Surgery Unit, for here my heart has been broken open, healed and put back together.”

To begin open-heart surgery, first of all the sternum is sawed in half, then the rib cage is cranked open the to make the heart available to the surgeon’s hands. How like the hands of God, the careful fingers of the Spirit who embraces our broken hearts, exposing them to the fullness of Father’s love for us, revealed in the wounded heart of Christ.