prepare the heart
When you love someone, you like to think about what you’re going to do when you see him; how you are going to approach him, and give him the gift that you have brought and wrapped especially for him.
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The same thing is happening here both on the part of the pilgrim and on the part of God. The heart of the pilgrim is not occupied by a single ascent or a single highway, but by the entire country, the whole of the Temple, all of Mount Sion.
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God prepares things for the heart, the heart prepares itself for God.
Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra