STOP AND THINK – The garden of the heart must be tended with great care. (William Wilberforce, 18th-19th English politician and anti-slavery leader)

Wilberforce understood that it’s what is inside a person that determines what he does. He also said, “Life is confusing. What was to be our highest pursuit is lost as our hearts and minds become consumed by lesser issues.” Outside influences can affect one’s heart and mind, so we need to recognize that what is essential is a heart of integrity.

As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man. (Proverbs 27:19)