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By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, June 18, 2020

The heart symbolizes the center or “core” of our being, from which prayer and moral actions originate.

The heart is mentioned frequently in the Bible, especially in the New Testament, where Jesus frequently uses the term to explain spiritual truths.

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8)

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. (Matthew 6:21)

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. (Mark 12:30)

In Christianity, the heart symbolizes the center or core of our being, from which prayer and moral actions originate. This even explains the word “core,” which is derived from the Latin word cor, meaning, “heart.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church echoes this definition and describes the spiritual meaning of the heart in its section on prayer.  …

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