The heart is the symbol of compassion and love in the Christian world. The forgiveness and kindheartedness of Jesus are an invitation to apply his clemency and tenderness toward our neighbor and toward us. When you do this heart will rejoice, says the Lord.
2 Maccabees 11:9 Then all of them thanked God for his mercy, and their hearts were filled with such courage …
Jeremiah 17:10 I, the Lord, alone probe the mind and test the heart, to reward everyone according to his ways, according to the merit of his deeds. They shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.
Jeremiah 32:40 I will make with them an eternal covenant, never to cease doing good to them; into their hearts I will put the fear of me, that they may never depart from me.
Ezekiel 3:10 Son of man, he said to me take into your heart all my words that I speak to you.
Joel 2:13 Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness and relenting in punishment.
Excerpts from The Spiritual Heart and The Bible- The Power to Heal
Copyright Bruno Cortis to be published 2014