by Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB
Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace
Every week I post a story for the “Give Me a Word” section of the MOH website. Last week, Story 58, was one by Abba Poemen in which he noted that, given enough time, soft water can wear away hard stone. In the same way, he concluded, constant exposure to God’s tender word can soften our hard heart.
The discussion question asked readers: Is there was a particular scripture quote or story that, over time, changed your heart?
I thought about that story and question a lot. Was there a Scripture that changed my heart? Then I remembered Matthew 25—the story of the Last Judgment, the Scripture I chose as a young adult to build my life around.…