Aren’t you glad that God is patient? I sure am. And so is St. Paul. In today’s first reading he says, “But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example for those who would come to believe him for everlasting life.” Thank God for his patience!
In the Gospel reading from Luke 6, Jesus talks about the relationship between the heart and the mouth. “…for from the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
What is in our hearts will eventually come out of our mouths. We may be able to keep this in check, especially in public, for a while. But sooner or later, we will say what we really think – what is in our heart. What will that be? It could be very bad. Then again, when our hearts are filled with the love of God, it could be very good.
Father, fill our hearts with love, that what comes out of our mouths will be words of love and peace and healing. Amen.