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.)
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children