28 April 2017
Father Hearts and Father Wounds ~ The Heart
Greetings Dear Reader,
We refer to the heart so often when we think of how we feel about things. We use the heart to distinguish between our passions and our thoughts. The heart is our reason for ignoring reason. It is our justification at times for being unjust.
We tell people to follow the heart but certainly do not mean for people to constantly follow their emotions. That would lead to chaos. We are told that the heart is deceitful and difficult to know. We must seek God with all our heart.
The mercurial nature of the heart is the reason that it must not rule. It is the reason that we must use reason. The mind and heart must work together to adjudicate what is proper and good. The heart must be disciplined to love God. It must be subjugated to morals and values.
Some think that to follow the heart is to embrace real freedom. My greatest failures occur when I follow my heart over what is definitively right or wrong. We use the heart to avoid that there are moral absolutes.
Love is beyond the heart yet must include it. When we vow to love it is not just that we vow to give our heart but that we must guard our hearts against violating the higher demands of love.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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