Thursday, June 25, 2009


I am baffled by the heart.

I've had a few conversations in the last week or so, along with some various books or magazine articles I've come across all revolving around the idea of a person's inability to control their heart.

"The heart wants what it wants" so they say...

It is so interesting to think about...the idea that we make thousands of decisions in a day; we possess the ability to think and reason in rational and logical ways, but when it comes down to it, we can not help whom we love. And we can't logic our way out of loving.

As smart as we are...the heart really does have reasons that reason does not understand.
Which is so interesting to me.

{I had planned to end this post here, but then...}
It just occurred to me that this phenomenon does not seem to apply to our love for God...
I wonder why that is?


Julie Hibbard said...

Smiling through tears.
Why do we keep hitting ourselves over the head with a hammer?
Because it feels so good when we stop...

blythe said...

i like how you ended it....thought provoking.

i think, as difficult as is it to control the heart, love is still a choice. To continue to love, whether it's exciting or hard.

Sometimes it's hard to love God.
But, sometimes it's easy.

Lisa Marie said...

I thought that Pascal was credited with that

PS I like your thoughts...always.

yazz said...

Pascal's is slightly different: The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.