I know all about denial. I lived in it all my years until I started to write my My letters to God. There it was He, Himself that brought me to a deeper awareness of myself and things I had to tackle to get to freedom....of course thru His Help. So one of the things I always ask for is to know more about myself and in which ways I need ask for healing. Which ways am I blinded from the truth and which ways I deliberately keep the truth from being exposed due to shame or any other reason. By years of this, He has taught me a lot about myself, and there are myriads more that I still need to face.
The heart helps you to see the truth by learning to follow its rhythm. The heart knows love, the heart knows when God is inspiring or when the presence of truth is around because it is built in with that knowledge...He has written His commands in our heart and to get to the truth many layers have to be broken off. But by constancy in the will of trying, we get to fly into such freedom.
Now when you read todays gospel, You see Nathaniel who asks, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" So I thought at first, that he was judging or he was being sarcastic...But God who is the one who knows the heart of people said that his heart was rare, without guile!!!!!! So He who knows our heart, can change our hearts and it would do us so good to give it to Him as He gave His Sacred Heart to us. Of our hearts He can repair it, He can clean it, He can fill it, He can enlighten it, it and make it beautiful!!! In this way can the TRUTH live freely in our hearts.
Little children, let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth. 19By this we shall know that we are of the truth, and reassure our hearts before him 20whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God;