Discover more from Summons
“Sanctify these Your servants, O eternal God, that they may follow You alone, in simplicity of heart and with a perfect will.”
These are the words of Saint Catherine of Siena. Consider her phrase, “simplicity of heart.” What does that mean?
Well, in a complicated heart, love is split. The complicated heart is a web of affection that’s hard to make sense of. It has many loves.
Whereas, contrasted with a simple heart, it has only one love, which is God. How great is the beauty of a simple heart.
In a world of more, more, more, Saint Catherine’s words call us to less. Not more things to love, but one thing to love more.
As the saying goes, we have a God shaped hole in our hearts. A hole only God can fill. Only one possible piece to the puzzle. Our hearts aren’t meant to be complicated.
A simple heart yearns for God and yearns to love Him more fully. And it’s through that love that we can truly love our family, our friends, our neighbor, and even our enemies.
Lord, grant us a simple heart.