The Second Discipline of Jesus

 Courage Comes from the Heart

Andrew was the second disciple of Christ. The word “Andrew,” as a name is derived from the Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas, itself related to Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός aner/andros, “man” (as opposed to “woman”), thus meaning “manly” and, as consequence, “strong”, “courageous”, and “warrior. (from Wikipedia) Cathedral Sacracour FranceThe Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris. In the French language, Coeur, means heart and is the root of our word courage. So with Andrew, “courage”, comes from the heart.

Sincerity Takes Courage
The point of this is if the first discipline of an enlightened mind is Simon, or being watchful of hearing and repeating stories especially your life stories, then the second discipline is from the heart. What comes from the heart? It’s sincerity. One needs to be honest but that sincerity also needs to be coupled with love. Sometimes a person gets a little too rigid and mixes up truth with sincerity. “I can’t lie,” they’ll say. “My neighbor is an ugly dog. Why shouldn’t I tell them so.” Sincerity comes from the heart.

Treat Your Neighbors as You’d Like to be Treated

If people want to treat their neighbors as they themselves would like to be treated, it takes courage. They need be more courageous. That is, like Andrew, from the heart.

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