In our reading from the prophet Ezekiel, God speaks, appealing to us to make for ourselves "a new heart and a new spirit." This comes about in the conversion of our life, when we turn completely to God, to live totally for him. The Church proposes to us to find in the Heart of Jesus the perfect response to God's call. The Heart of Jesus is then our model of total surrender to the Father's will. The Heart of Jesus is our inspiration. In contemplating this Heart,we are moved to respond to God's love, to his invitation to conversion and holiness of life.