Getting Your Heart Back, part 2: The Power of a Lie

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Thu, 11/15/2018 - 6:00am

You won't be around Zoweh long before you hear the phrase "get your heart back" but what does that mean? If I have to get it back, that must mean that it's gone, so where did it go? Who took it? How do I get it back? Join Michael, SJ, and Tom as they discuss the ongoing reclamation of the heart. (part 2 of 3)

Quotes from this episode:

"The life filled with loving is most like the one God lives, which is a life as it was meant to be. And loving requires the heart alive, awake, and free. Of all the things required of us in this life, which is the most important? What is the real point of our existence? Jesus was confronted with this question point blank one day and he boiled it all down to two things: loving God and loving others. We don't want to be someone's project, we want to be the desire of their heart." From Waking the Dead by John Eldredge

"By worshipping efficiency, the human race has achieved the highest level of efficiency in history, but how much have we grown in love? We've done the same with our relationship with God. Christians have spent their whole lives mastering all sorts of principles, done their duty, carried on the programs of the church, and never known God intimately, heart to heart. The point is not activity, the point is intimacy."  -Gerald May

"We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'." - From the movie Shall We Dance

"In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others." Brennen Manning

Resources mentioned:

You can find Michael Thompson's The Heart of a Warrior bookSearch & Rescue book, The Heart of a Warrior/Search & Rescue book bundleand more in the Zoweh store. You can also download a FREE copy of A Biblical Theology of the Heart, an essay prepared by author Michael Thompson. CHECK OUT ALL THE FREE RESOURCES HERE!


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