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Monday, February 13, 2012

Reactions to a Cold Heart

After enjoying winter weather that hit in the low 50's one weekend, the past few days have been in the single digits with wind chill.
That's right, Carbon. It's cold!

Have you ever stood up for something or someone unpopular only to have it blow up on you? More and more, people react with emotions rather than thinking things through. In other words, people believe what they are feeling.

That can be a huge mistake.

While feelings are real, they are not often rational. Not that we all have to be Mr. Spock logical, but we need that balance.

But how do we love someone who shuts down when faced with truth? What do we do if our own hearts turn cold?

Yesterday I heard a quote that has made me think all day, "Fear is easy. Love is hard."

Not too many people want to do anything that is difficult, that requires personal discomfort. Yet that is daily life. Every day we are asked to lay down our own lives and take up the Cross. To balance that, Jesus said that HIS burden is easy and his yoke is light. If we are doing what God wants us to do, it may take giving up something, but it ultimately is better and easier.

What do you need to lay down today? How will you warm a cold heart - either of someone else's or your own?

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