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Have You Let Him Touch Your Heart?

  • Have You Let Him Touch Your Heart?

    Monsignor Dennis Clark, Ph.D.

    1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13 / Mk 6:53-56

    Today’s gospel calls to mind a quirky artist of a few years back whose signature song was “Tiptoe through the Tulips.”  Tiptoe through life is what a lot of us do, trying our best to avoid making any mistakes, getting in trouble, or causing any damage.  Those are not bad aspirations, but they’re surely not enough to make a real life.

    A real life calls for active engagement, confronting the challenges that life presents us, wrestling with the big issues of meaning and purpose, striving to construct something of value on this piece of the earth that God has temporarily consigned to our care.  Building a real life calls for active engagement with the people around us, and most of all it demands that we connect deeply with the Lord, getting to know Him as the true friend He is, and letting our hearts be touched and shaped by Him.

    The gospel says that “all who touched Him got well.”  And that brings us to the question of the day: Have you got to know the Lord well enough yet to let your heart be touched by Him?  Or are you still just looking at Him and talking at Him from a distance?  Why not move a little closer and make real contact?  It will change your life.