A Transformed Heart

Here’s a great quote:

A transformed heart is like a magnet set near a compass – it disturbs and realigns the direction of those it comes close to.

From a reflection on Psalm 51 on the Inspire Network.

Isn’t that just the problem – transformed hearts disturb others? Is this one (of many) reasons for conflicts in our churches?


  1. I reckon you’ve hit the nail on the head there David. The trouble with compasses is that they always default back to North as soon as the magnet is taken away!!


  2. Dave – You ought to watch “Wesley – a Heart Transformed” in fact I think every Christian should – especially those “Methodists” I have a copy…..

    Jesus certainly upset those in authority around him, and then the disciples did the same.
    Would that we were all disturbing!


  3. ‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes’ by Emily Dickinson

    After great pain, a formal feeling comes
    The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs
    The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
    And Yesterday, or Centuries before?

    The Feet, mechanical, go round
    Of Ground, or Air, or Ought
    A Wooden way
    Regardless grown,
    A Quartz contentment, like a stone

    This is the Hour of Lead
    Remembered, if outlived,
    As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow
    First – Chill – then Stupor – then the letting go


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