"Have ye your heart yet hardened?"

THE writer has often pondered Jesus' question to his disciples, "Have ye your heart yet hardened?" In spite of the marvelous demonstration of divine power they had witnessed when Jesus fed the multitudes, they still seemed unable to understand the ever-presence of divine Love and its availability to meet human needs. Jesus, whose clear spiritual vision readily detected error, asked the searching question, "Have ye your heart yet hardened?" thus exposing the fact that some phase of thought unlike Love was obstructing their vision and preventing their understanding of reality. This question of Jesus to his students, together with the words of the Psalmist, "To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart," should make us watch and guard our thoughts against anything that could be termed hardness of heart. May it not be that, in the solving of our problems, our need may be for spiritual responsiveness more than for the letter of Science, unaccompanied by its spirit?

Perhaps we are not always aware of how little it takes to blur our vision. A little resentment or indignation that seems too trifling to notice, a little indifference that makes us lacking in kindly interest, may effect the hardening of our thoughts. We need to remember the admonition to be "kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

"Plenty of employment"
October 22, 1932

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