Who you are as a person is what you have in your heart, not in your head.
Jesus is telling us to look beyond the externals and look rather to the our inner core. Who a person is comes from deep within, what we carry inside our heart. And if our hearts are clouded with hate, the health of our entire being could be damaged.
Just like the Queen of Sheba in today’s reading, encourage your family to look further than what they see. Rather, listen to the heart’s fruits of love, goodness, faithfulness and honesty. The mind makes lots of noise, but the heart is silent. How can you lead by your heart?
Create for us pure hearts, O God, so that we may experience the real beauty of our homes.
About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.
Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.