To a Healthy Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus Saint Nicolas' Church Ghent, Belgium Goudborduurwerk H. van Severen

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saint Nicolas’ Church
Ghent, Belgium
Goudborduurwerk H. van Severen

We are constantly reminded about the importance of diet and exercise in maintaining a physically healthy heart.  Little is said about maintaining a spiritually healthy heart.  Our physical health is dependent upon our heart’s ability to supply blood and oxygen.  Our spiritual health is dependent upon our heart’s ability to continually seek refuge in the Lord.

Refuge in the Lord is found through prayer.  The prayer can be formal and informal.  All we seek and do can be a form of prayer to Lord, if offered to God.  A smile given to a passing stranger is a form of prayer, if offered to God.  So too is the holding of our tongue a form of prayer, if offered to God.

Prayer is the key to a spiritually strong healthy heart.  Without prayer the heart atrophies, hardens and eventually spiritually dies.

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4 Responses to To a Healthy Heart

  1. It’s funny, I wrote a post on a similar topic a couple of days ago (I spoke of a “Soul Diet”, but the idea’s the same). It got me thinking about the idea of ‘spiritual health’ and the need to maintain it in the same way that we do our physical and mental health. I agree that prayer is the key, plus Sunday Mass, if you’re Catholic…

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