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The Key to the Heart of God

WRITINGS ON THE WALL
July 14, 2020
A Prayer to Know and Love You More
July 15, 2020
PITIK-BULAG: The Key to the Heart of God
 
The best disposition to know God is to have a humble heart, ever ready to listen to His will with full trust. In relating to God, humility matters a lot. On the other hand, the greatest hindrance in knowing Him is pride. To insist that we know everything and to close our eyes to the hard realities at hand.
In other words, the best way to know God is HUMILITY and the greatest obstacle is PRIDE.
 
The VIRTUE OF HUMILITY was in the mind of Jesus when he said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants.” (Matthew 11:25). It is the key and the way to the heart of God. He is not beyond reach and understanding, it is a matter of having a humble heart in order for us to enter into the mysterious ways of God.
 
Humility gives us the courage to step closer to God. Humility allows us to embrace things that we cannot understand. Humility allows us to hope that a victory awaits us in the midst of darkness and hopelessness.
 
Consider the following points to understand the virtue of humility. It is not something that we need to work hard to receive. Humility is a gift that we need to desire from God in order to embrace His mysterious will. Here are some things we gain each time we practice the virtue of humility:
 
1. It OPENS OUR MIND to God’s mysterious ways. With humility, we accept that we cannot understand everything in our life. That in order for me to grab some enlightenment, to have an open mind and heart is necessary. An open mind is willing to learn new things, willing to let go of my inordinate attachments, and willing to trust God in darkness.
 
2. It ALLOWS US TO EMBRACE GOD’S MYSTERIOUS WAYS. Knowing that I cannot understand everything, and knowing that God knows what best for us, I completely embrace God’s ways. It is only when I embrace His will that understanding comes. It may take some time to understand things, but with humility, I simply trust the Lord. I believe He cares for me.
 
3. It ALLOWS US TO TRUST HIM. Without humility, faith will never come. Humility is a necessary ingredient to have faith in God. Knowing that we are limited and finite. Knowing that my naked eyes and limited mind cannot comprehend everything, I put all my cares to Him.
 
4. WE DESIRE TO HAVE AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. Recognizing that God intimately knows me, I desire to know Him more. I recognize that the only way to understand everything is to know Him. And if God will give a full understanding of the things happening to me, with humility, to still insist on knowing Him more ardently, loving Him more intimately, and serving him more passionately.
 
Are you one of the wise and the learned? Do you think you know God already? Are you doubting His love for you in the midst of this pandemic? Are you questioning His will?
 
Are you one of the infants or the humble? In pain and confusion at the moment, yet you still trust God’s mysterious ways? Are you willing to entrust to God all your worries without questioning His will? Are you hopeful in the midst of hopelessness?
 
God will always beyond our understanding. Having a humble and contrite heart will lead us closer to Him. Pride will only stop us from understanding everything.
– Pitik-Bulag
 
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July 15, 2020 – Wednesday
Gospel Reading: Matthew 11: 25-27

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