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The Issues of the Heart: 

An issue as a noun is an important topic for debate or discussion, an issue as a verb is something that is supplied, but also something that goes forth from a source.  The issues of the heart cover both meanings.  On the one hand what you carry in your heart are those issues which are of most importance to you, and on the other hand, what you hold in your heart does flow out of you in a manner that is often over and above the words you speak.  In the book of Proverbs (4:23) we read, …Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 

In the Gospel of Saint John’s Gospel (14:1), Jesus says, "Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God; believe also in me.  At the base of everything a Christian carries in his or her heart is the command to believe in God and also in Jesus his Son.  If Christians actively place complete and total belief in God who loves all His creatures, and who is Love, then all other issues of the heart will be ordered by Him who lives for us.

Rev Stephen McCann

The Rectory
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Co. Cork

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