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The human heart is a spring. Out of it comes the water that replenishes life and grows man into maturity. The holy word says in Psalm 4:23, “guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (NLT). The actions that we take in life are first of all thought out and considered carefully at the cores of our hearts from where our minds make decisions to follow. If you want to know man’s heart, examine his way of life. It is impossible to be kind towards a needy person if kindness is not rooted in your heart.

It could shock you that not all human beings are humane. There are many that live in this world who superficially are human beings but they have beastly hearts. I don’t want to dwell on this vice because it even pricks my heart to think about it. Humanity is the quality of being humane; it is the kindness or benevolence of a person. Some people are more humane than others and others go to the extremity of living their lives solely for others. They could be called altruists or philanthropists. These are people who have fully devoted themselves to be kind to others no matter the cost. The famous Martha Teresa is a good example.

Our world today is dire need of altruists who will stand for the human rights of the less fortunate, who day after day are trodden down by the mighty in their quest to be more powerful and famous. In as much as we know that we are all equal in God’s eyes, statistics would prove that the wealth in the world today has ended in the hands of a handful of people while the majority of the poor folks continue to wallow in poverty.

In his life here n earth, Jesus spend most of His time seeking the lost, healing and preaching the message of hope. Not once was he rebuked because of communing with sinners who had no hope, who were worthless and deserving of death in the eyes of other people. At one point when raising Lazarus from death, He wept out of compassion. He is the perfect example of humanity and He says that He is the way, the truth and the life. If all the human beings living today were human enough, there would be less of violence and more of peace and hope. I guess people would live longer than they do now. You and I have a choice to be human, not by name but by our actions; our hearts.

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