I opened my Magnificat to the morning offering today and two phrases leaped off the page as I read. The first from Psalm 116: "The Lord protects the simple hearts;". The second is from the closing prayer: "protect us against the forces of sin and death against which our own strength cannot prevail,".
That is me. Simple. I do not have great intellect. What I know is that I must have faith that God, who is perfect and knows all things, will lead me. And how am I, a simple heart, to know God's way? By simply following His rules. If I examine all actions and ideas of mine, I can know whether it is right or good by asking if it is in line with God's law. Oh! How far I have to go! Every day, my own selfish ways lead me from His way, His love. I hang my head in shame. I cry out. I pray. I try again. That is all I can do. Try again to show my love for my Lord by living every day in a way pleasing to Him.