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¿Through my church bulletins and now through this book, I have tried to help us all grow in our faith. May we come to love Jesus with all our hearts as He lovingly extends His Sacred Heart out to each one of us, His children.¿ Carolyn Kenney On the surface, Meditations Of The Heart is a de facto breakdown of various parables and other writings in the four Gospels of the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). What¿s refreshing about Kenney¿s musings, though, is the profound introspection concomitant with each presented verse or passage of Scripture. For example, in relating the biblical story of Jesus¿s encounter with the Samaritan woman, Kenney highlights the exchange as a metaphor for our own daily encounters with God. As her initial reluctance to acknowledge Jesus was ultimately replaced by her fervent acceptance of his presence, so should we each take the time every day to acknowledge the presence of God in our own lives. The trappings of work, family life, and other obligations constantly threaten to disrupt this connection, but Kenney persuasively conveys the value of not letting such moments as chirping birds and beautiful sunsets pass us by. Likewise, in breaking down the well-known directive to ¿Love your enemies,¿ Kenney effectively explains the self-actualizing significance of such an act. In true karmic fashion, by showing patience, tolerance, and compassion to those that mean us harm, we make room for the same to be done for us by others thus, the true benefit of such an action lies in allowing forgiveness for our own true natures, which greatly augments our individual walks down the path of life. Meditations Of The Heart would be an invaluable teaching tool in various aspects of the faith community. Through her simple yet powerful teachings, Kenney serves up fresh insights with the potential to enhance millions of lives. Highly recommended.