A man who is told learns with his head; a man who experiences the lesson learns with his heart. (James Rubert, author)

We might add a third to this formula: hands. With our minds (head) we gain information and make connections and judgments. By doing with our hands, we gain the experience Rupert speaks of. And with the heart we become involved in the sense of compassion and the application of the information and experience we’ve gained.

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. . . . As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. (Proverbs 4:23; 27:19)