From “The Dust Day Sermon Series” by Sister Alamarias
Harden your heart! You survive as your heart flexes, again and again, towards impenetrable density. Our bodies reflect our world; we have bone for the world’s rock, blood for the world’s seas, and meat for the world’s earth. Our distinctives, the brain and sense-takers, are the living things of the world. Then there is the heart, the physical symbol of life, the Moon and her Dimmer Sisters, and purpose.
Oceans move through us! We drive those oceans with our hearts, as the Void Sea is driven by the moon and her shadows. When the moon fills with light she is strong, and when she empties she is weak. As blood flows through us, we reflect her influence.
If we do not harden our purpose with blood, then we cannot push that ocean to its life-bearing purpose. We must reach a pinnacle of flexed purpose and flowing blood to create new life, to sustain our strength, and to exert our will. Your heart beats out a drumbeat of necessity—your weaknesses force you again and again to soften, to show mercy, to weaken. If your eyes make tears, consider that a call to harden your heart, following its rhythmic exhortation to never remain in weakness.