The Choice of Love: Why I Stopped “Following My Heart”

This had been very well said.
I hope you will enjoy and be challenged by this eloquent blog by ForteEBello.

Forte E Bello

beautiful couple kissing on the beach on a sunny morning The other night I watched the movie Dan in Real Life in which a 16 year old punk kid says so eloquently to Steve Carrel, “love is an ability, not a feeling”. It reminded me of a discussion I had with a friend just weeks prior about whether love is a choice or a feeling. Culture says love is all about feelings and “following your heart”. Our encouragement to others typically is, “what is your heart telling you to do?”  But I realized something while thinking/praying through this seemingly innocent piece of advice the other night.  What we often don’t realize is that our heart is “deceitful”.  Jeremiah 17:9 says, “the heart is deceitful above all things”. The Hebrew word used here describes an inflated, prideful vanity, a characteristic that is corruption and self-serving. Yet, culture puts the heart in the same realm as puppy dogs and rainbows. We view…

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