As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the person
While I am sitting here preparing this lesson from the heart I keep hearing the Beatles song, “All you need is love”, in the back of my head. Is it really that simple?
We cannot love God unless we love each other. – Dorothy Day
The strange thing is though, that the wizard didn’t really have a real heart to give him either…instead he gave him a fake heart made of velvetthat was filled with yucky sawdust. (Poor Tin Man…he must have felt let down…until he was shown the truth)
You see…the tin man didn’t have to have a physical heart in his body because he had a pure heart and spirit …check outMatthew 5:8 where it says…”God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God”. I have just finished re-reading the book Today Matters, by John Maxwell, and there is a section where it says, “To develop and discover our talent, we need courage (just like the cowardly lion). The English word courage comes from the French word coeur, which means “heart”. And we need to recognize that if we display courage, our hearts will be tested continually.”
That makes SO much sense…doesn’t it??? You need the Courage from the Cowardly Lion, and the Heart of the Tin Man together to make it through the trials and tests that are constantly coming your way. (And if you are like me, they are ALWAYS coming…)
So, I guess it is true…maybe all we need is love…Luke 10:27 He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “
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