I shall pour clean water over you and you will be cleansed…of all your defilement. I shall give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you; I shall remove your heart of stone from your bodies and give you heart of flesh instead… so proclaimed the prophet Ezekiel in the Oracle against the Nations (36:25-26).

The year was after 587 BCE, the fall of Jerusalem, when he joined the captives in Babylon, in sore need of spiritual support.  

We, too, need hearts of flesh, given the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida that further traumatized the global wound.

We’ve only to ask …