28 Sep

The Gardens in Our Hearts

A neglected human being who is starved for compassion and love will wither and die,just as a garden will when it isn’t watered or tended. If we nourish and feed each other’s hearts, we will be rewarded with great beauty, just like in a garden, and it will be reflected back to us in our lives.

All things grow with thought, and if we use our minds to see God’s beauty in everything, we move closer to being God-like. We do this by loving, nurturing, and cultivating all who come into our path. We must do this, however, not only with the beautiful things we see with our eye, but also with what we can’t see, but which our souls already know. The troubled, or helpless or suffering who need us may not be beautiful, or lovable, or intelligent at first, but by cultivating faith, hope, and love as we tend to such lost souls, we will begin to see their beauty. We all are the caretakers of one another, no matter the outward appearance, and tending to others helps us to also tend the gardens in our hearts.

 

Imprinted Wisdom (Page 177.)


About the Author

Written by Catherine Nagle

Catherine grew up in Philadelphia with 16 brothers and sisters, reared by loving, old-school Italian parents. Catherine's artist father's works graced churches and public buildings; her mother was a full-time homemaker. A professional hairdresser, Catherine worked in various salons while studying the Bible and pursuing spiritual growth through courses, seminars, lectures, works of Marianne Williamson, and conferences, including the National Theology of the Body Congress. She is also an Ambassador of the Society of Emotional Intelligence. The mother of two children and now a grandmother, Catherine lives in Pennsylvania with her husband. She is the Author of Imprinted Wisdom, Absence and Presence, Amelia, and a contributor to Anne Born’s These Winter Months: The Late Orphan Project Anthology.


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