By James Allen. (1864 – 1912)
I have chosen a topic for this week by famous British author and philosopher, James Allen. Allen was better known for his original work, “As a Man Thinketh”.
In the “The Heart and The Life” Allen discusses the issue of the ‘Heart’.
It is interesting that the word ‘Heart’ is used in the bible more than a thousand times. It is also interesting, that medical research scientists are today admitting to the fact that the heart is not just that wonderful organ, pumping eight litres of life giving blood around our body, but also is a location for hidden emotional, intellectual and moral activity within us.
In other words, biblically speaking, we ‘think’ with our hearts.
The greatest commandment is found in Deuteronomy Chapter 6 verse 5:
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”