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Circumcising the Heart

When we went to Assisi, a few years ago, we stayed with a Franciscan brother. Each morning he rose early to say prayers in the little chapel before breakfast.

One morning I joined him for prayers, and I found it an intense and moving experience. He read from Deuteronomy, and I was shocked at the power of the image revealed by the words:

“Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked…” Deuteronomy 10:16.

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When we went to Assisi, a few years ago, we stayed with a Franciscan brother. Each morning he rose early to say prayers in the little chapel before breakfast. One morning I joined him for prayers, and I found it an intense and moving experience. He read from Deuteronomy, and I was shocked at the… Read more »