THE NEED TO OPEN THEMSELVES WITH LOVE TO RECEIVE THE DIVINE SEED
Friday Advent Week 1
When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened..
Often the action of grace precedes the preaching of the Gospel and when hearts are touched by the first words of this marvelous preaching, they feel the need to open themselves with love to receive the divine seed sent to them from Heaven, but also to produce without delay the fruits of penance which then come to show themselves with all the characteristics of a sincere conversion
Eugene de Mazenod, Pastoral Letter on the Missions, 1844
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