The greatest distance in the world is
the 14 inches from our minds to our hearts.
~ Agnes Baker Pilgrim
I chuckled when I read this quote because it reminds me of times when people take a stand of “It’s a matter of principle!!” And they stick stubbornly to their position regardless of people they hurt, feelings they tromp on, hearts they crush and friends they bewilder. They may have the right principle figured out, but Principle, in Christian Science, is a synonym for Love. They both stand for God, and they work together as one.
Principle outlines what is right, and Love makes it doable.
We need the head and heart elements in our decision-making. The head without the heart can come across callous and mean. The heart without the head can sound rosy-eyed and naive. But Principle and Love expressed together wields a powerful argument that not only states what is morally and spiritually right, but is also filled compassion and understanding that wins over the doubting soul.