The thoughts of many hearts

Simeon to Mary: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” Luke 2:33

The message, the person, and the implications of Jesus the Messiah does not fit human egos and agendas. His truth is twisted and resisted and His love and truth rejected.  Yet He opens His arms to forgive and heal and transform selfish hearts.

Lord, here is my heart, reveal my selfish thoughts and turn them to Your concerns.