My whole life I measured everything against an ancient collection of manuscripts.
Why have these writings endured over the years?
Does their persistence prove their significance?
Is everything written in the Bible true or is there just some truth hidden within?
I don’t know.
Thousands of years ago, the following was written in the ancient book of Jeremiah.
“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?”
I used to believe that this meant that my heart could not to be trusted. So when my heart told me that some of the things I was being taught were wrong I ignored it.
Maybe I should have listened to my heart.
Maybe my heart was trying to tell me the truth.
Maybe deep within each of our hearts is a seed.
A seed of truth.
A seed of love.
A seed of the divine.
According to the Bible, a lot changed after the ressurection of Christ.
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For,
“All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord endures forever.”
~ The Apostle Peter
“The word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”
~ The Apostle John
Maybe the Bible is true. Maybe it’s not. I don’t know.
But if it is, maybe the heart isn’t “desperately wicked”.
“The old way of living has disappeared.
A new way of living has come into existence.”
~ The Apostle Paul