v 23Above all else, guard your heart,for everything you do flows from it.
Isn't it a shame that it takes so much time and heartache to learn a simple lesson as this? In a culture that calls us to tolerance, compromise and a veneer of "being christlike" i.e. be nice to others, we end up being walked on and tripped up in life by people we shouldn't allow into our lives never mind into our hearts!
I suppose that's the wisdom of getting older and learning from experience.
I often watch how children and animals react to people and I realize that they have more protective awareness than a lot of adults I know, including myself.
Children although trusting may not be as gullible as some would like to think!
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