Commentary on the Gospel of
When you put things into a place, the place becomes fuller than before, and it is eventually quite full, so that there is no room left. But almost the opposite is true of the heart. The more you put in, the more room there is – for more of the same. If you put wealth and privilege there, you develop a need for more of the same. If you put prayer and meditation there, you want to pray and meditate even more. But wealth and privilege can very easily exclude prayer and meditation: the more of one, the less of the other. Yes, the heart is a strange place. If it can be called a place at all; it certainly has a different kind of geometry.