It was the largest and most ‘perfect-looking’ mango I had ever seen. (mangos are grown in sub-tropic and tropical areas in my home state.) As a child I often climbed up and ate one from our natural home-grown backyard tree.
This enormous and beautiful fruit I now held in my hand, sliced into perfect layers for several luscious desserts.
However, as I came to the large inner seed, it’s core was anything but perfect. Strangely dark and distorted possibly even diseased, I knew this seed could never reproduce.
It’s core had been stimulated to produce all OUTER BEAUTY and SIZE.
Science and societal pressures are endeavouring to improve all God’s creative life.
Even in human beings. Outer appearance is celebrated with little or no concern about the inner.
That’s why scriptural references to our hearts are important for us as pilgrims on the Way to
PSM 119: 57,58 YOU are my portion in this life I have said I will keep your WORD…… I entreated Your favour with my whole heart.
PSM: 52:10 King David’s Prayer for forgiveness…’.Create in me a clean, pure heart. O My God.
Mark 10:33 The Scribe knew the scriptures. He said to Jesus. ‘Love the Lord your God with understanding with your heart. Mind and strength and your neighbour as yourself.
34. Jesus responded : You have said right. You are not far from the Kingdom of God.
Matt 5 8 H
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL S E E GOD; ‘
Guard our hearts from pollutions and distractions in this world and may we with pure hearts LOVE You and love others. READ the Word and follow You until the day we see You face to face and meet together in His Kingdom.