Where Is Your Heart?

2019년 8월 11일

For centuries, if not millennia, cultures around the world saw the human heart as the center of our emotional life, especially love. In the early 20th Century, scientists argued that it is the brain that holds our emotions and that the heart is merely a muscle needed to pump blood. Later however, scientists began to appreciate the role the heart actually plays in our emotions and in making us who we are. It is no accident that drum beats make our hearts beat faster. Historically, native peoples danced to hypnotizing rhythms as their warriors prepared to do out in battle and perhaps face death.

In these days when heart transplants are becoming commonplace, doctors are discovering an interesting development among the recipients of new hearts: they picked up the likes and talents of the donors! For example, if the donor likes a certain sport or food or played a certain instrument, the recipient of the donor heart also developed those interests. More and more research points to the fact that our hearts do indeed hold, not just emotions but memories!

Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be,” what do we consider most valuable in our life? If it’s wealth, fame and power, then that is where your heart will be. Conversely, if you are a person of life, faith and relationships, your heart will be overflowing with love and compassion for others. So what is your treasure? Where is your heart?