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From the August 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Heart Gets Credited for the highest acts of kindness and blamed for the worst acts of passion. It's anything but lukewarm, lackluster territory. For all its extremes, though, it's also essential. Some would even say that the heart quite literally makes life tick. Harmless pun, but not so harmless theory. Yet what makes the heart essential, it seems to us, are the truths it represents. Biblical truths, in particular, like "Blessed are the pure in heart" or "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance" or "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Purity, happiness, riches—those are the heart's terrain.

That's the landscape of this month's Journal as well. From the striking turnaround in mother-daughter relations recounted in the Starting Point to the wisdom of leading a spiritually "heart smart" lifestyle described in the cover story. From the poignant healing of grief in "Hold on to the joy, not the grief" to the graceful victory over victimization in "Forgiveness after rape." Riches like these await you. We hope you enjoy making these treasures your own.

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