We are more than what is seen on the outside. Beyond our appearance, words and actions, lies an attitude of the heart.
You can smile at a neighbor but be having a crap day, or get a gift for someone but realize you have a self-serving motive.
Our Hearts are in constant Formation. This is not a steady, predictable or painless process.
The picture for this blog is of Antelope Canyon, a “slot” canyon formed by erosion and flooding. “Slot,” in Dutch, means “lock” (one for which a key is needed). I believe our hearts are like this–locks to which only a key will open…
Over time the passageways eroded making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges…” (wiki).
Could we surrender to a process of “smoothing” our sometimes stony hearts? If we believe the Hands that desire to undertake this work are the most gentle and loving in the Universe, maybe we would.
Proverb: The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts. (Proverbs 17:3, Bible)