The heart is a conscious effort we cannot make excuses for! |
"Environmental influences only condition, but they do not cause character. Our Lord put His finger on the cause when He said: "From the heart come wicked thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, and blasphemy. These things are what make a person unclean" (Matthew 15: 19). Modern psychology emphasizes the importance of the subconscious, but the Divine Master stresses rather the conscious factor of the intellect and will, that is, our knowledge and our decisions. The combination of these two is sometimes called the heart, and from them comes our character, as from the tree comes its fruits.
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