February 23, 2021
St. Polycarp
Mending a Broken Heart
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,
and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
Psalm 34:19

To let love in, we must be prepared to get our hearts broken. When we choose to love, we have signed up for the whole package; we have chosen the cross. We must carry that cross with every breath we take, knowing fully that the Lord is not just by our side, but also bearing the weight on our behalf. The Lord is never far away from those who need him the most.

When people we love die and we are devastated, the Lord will sit by our side and cry with us. When we lose everything we have worked for, the Lord will provide exactly what we need. When sickness steals time from us, and we feel hopeless and lonely, the Lord will be our companion and give us strength. The Lord is drawn to us when our hearts are broken because we are closest to his heart.

- Vivian Amu

Isaiah 55:10-11 • Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19 Matthew 6:7-15
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