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Heart of Stone
This powerful reflection is from Lilian's blog
The Heart of Stone (Joy Cowley)
There are times when I've cried out,
"God, give me back my heart of stone
and a ladder so that I can climb up to my head
and live there with doors and windows shut on feeling.
God, God, I'm tired of all the hurt.
For a little while, let me live a second-hand life.
Let me tread the safe path of other people's ideas.
Just let me drop this awesome responsibility you have given me,
to grow through love and pain."
Then I remember what it's like to exist with a heart of stone.
How cold and dead I felt inside and how divided the world was
when viewed without love in my heart.
Remembering, I pour myself before God and whisper into His waiting,
"My God, there is no going back.
It has to be a soft heart,
one that is always vulnerable to the love and wounding which is life,
which is growth,
which is You."
Keep within me, my God, the heart of flesh.
"treat, heal, and comfort always"
"spiritual forming disciples of Jesus Christ with informed minds, hearts on fire and contemplative in actions"
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