The Heart of Matter – Yielding

by | May 10, 2022 | The Heart of Matter | 2 comments

Tuesday, May 10th

We have yet to grasp the reality that God is love, and love is dynamic; the fidelity of God’s love lies in love’s nature to change, grow, admonish, and yield.
—Ilia Delio, “The Emergent Christ”

“Todavía tenemos que aprehender la realidad de que Dios es amor y de que el amor es dinámico; la fidelidad del amor de Dios reside precisamente en la capacidad del amor para cambiar, crecer, exhortar y ceder..”
—Ilia Delio, “The Emergent Christ”

Incarnational Practice: Yielding

“We yield to the love of God” says Howard Thurman in Meditations of the Heart. Where and how can we yield this week? Yielding passage to a car trying to get in, yielding to a stranger waiting in line or yielding desires that cling to us. Those practical yieldings inform us of the ways we can yield our lives, joys and concerns to the love of God.


What is being revealed? What is being moved? What is being asked?


  1. geemapox

    I yield to another’s need by giving to meet the need. If I do not yield I am a useless impediment. Better to open than stay closed. As God gives of God’s self, whether asked or not, so do I. I pray to hear and see what God does and to respond as Christ.

  2. Marie Lucey OSF

    Yielding for love’s sake is important. So is refusing to yield for the sake of love and justice. I pray for the wisdom to know when to yield and when to stand firm.


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