Let us pray for our family.
Brothers and sisters: What does Scripture say? The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart —that is, the word of faith that we preach—, for, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
There is the saying, "Your heart isn't in it."
Cambridge Dictionary explains "If your heart isn't in it, you do not feel interested or enthusiastic about something:"
Our faith is not passive. It's not just there.
On the day of our baptism, we received the gift of His Sanctifying Grace. CCC 1996 states that "Our justification comes from the grace of God. Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life."
We must Respond, Cooperate, BELIEVE.
Lent is a beautiful time to ask ourselves: Is my heart enthusiastic? Do I BELIEVE that God raised Jesus from the dead? Do I BELIEVE that You can save me? If my answer is a solid YES, then I must ask the Lord,
"Please show me how You desire that I Confess this faith with my mouth?" "How must I RESPOND from my heart?"
The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart