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The Heart of Change

Sacred Heart Church of Gibraltar

Sacred Heart Church of Gibraltar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 A brother questioned Abba Arsenius to hear a word of him and the old man said to him, ‘Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.

—-Sayings of the Desert Fathers

 The message of the old man is simple. Change your heart and the rest will follow. Too many of us make the mistake of thinking that we can change our behavior and our hearts will change. True change, God given change, begins with a change of heart. Jesus said, “It is what is inside of a man that corrupts .”

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