Sunday, June 28, 2020

June 28--Free Choice

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.  --Corrie Ten Boom

     Hmmm.... "temperature of the heart." What an interesting concept. There could be cold, hard resentment. There could be passionate, red-hot hatred. Acts necessitating forgiveness can inspire all sorts of emotions, and yes, myriad temperatures in the heart.
     Forgiveness is a choice, a deliberate "act of the will." Truly there are no other factors involved other than making the free choice to forgive. It's a decision for freedom. The heart will go along with it, for in its infinite wisdom, the heart wants to be at peace, neither frozen nor inflamed.
     Let's be curious about the "temperature" of our hearts.

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