Getting to the heart of the matter is getting to the root, core, essenses and center of the subject. The most important essential facts are important to getting to the heart of the matter before we make any decisions.
“We’d forgive most things if we knew the facts.” -Grahm Green, The Heat of The Matter
At first I thought Green said, We’d forget things if we knew the facts, and that made me laugh. I think this is true with all the controversy between our political views if we truly knew the facts we wouldn’t let conspiracy theory have such a hold on us. It was Jesus who said, the truth will set you free. Getting to the heart and soul of the matter is getting to that truth. It’s not my truth or your truth, it’s making sure what we are choosing to believe is in fact the truth. We also have an inner compass that tell a us when something doesn’t seem right.
I told Tom the other day I wish we could build a wall around our house where we never let anyone in anymore who talks about politics, but that’s not getting to the heart of the matter that’s like saying talk to the hand because the face isn’t listening. Or should I call it by it’s real name our, ego.
Reflection: Every day in every way I want to be fair, kind, respectful and informed. Let’s get to the heartof the matter together. Not my way or your way, but all of us laying down our prides so we can more informed decision.