The Way of the Heart
November 2, 2010
This post is inspired from re-watching a few of my Audrey Hepburn Collection.
Romeo dies for Juliet, King Arthur fights for Guinevere, Robin Hood rescues Maid Marian. There is nothing so inspiring to a man as a beautiful woman. She’ll make you want to charge the castle, slay the giant, leap across the parapets. A man wants to be the hero to the beauty. Young men go off to war carrying a photo of their sweethearts in their wallets. Men who fly combat missions will paint a beauty on the side of their aircraft, the crews of the WWII B-17 bomber gave those flying fortresses names like Me and My Gal or Memphis Belle.
What would King Arthur and Robin Hood be without the woman they love? Indiana Jones and James Bond just wouldn’t be the same without a beauty by their side, and inevitably they must fight for her. It is not that a man needs a battle to fight, he needs someone to fight for. The battle itself is not enough, a man yearns for romance. It is not enough to be a hero, it is that he is a hero to someone in particular, to the woman he loves.
Adam was given the land and the sea, the horse and the hawk, but as the Lord God himself said, it is not good that a man should be alone, that things were just not right until there was Eve. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one.
Yes, there is something passionate in the heart of every man.
A woman’s heart, which is not entirely different from a man’s and yet it remains distinctly feminine. Not every woman wants a battle to fight, but every woman yearns to be fought for. Listen to the longing of a woman’s heart, she wants to be more than noticed – she wants to be wanted. And her childhood dreams of a knight in shining armor coming to rescue her are not girlish fantasies, they are the core of the feminine heart and the life she knows she was made for.
The world kills a woman’s heart when it tells her to be tough, efficient, and independent.
Zach comes back for Paula in An Officer and a Gentleman, Frederick comes back for Jo in Little Women, and Edward returns to pledge his undying love for Eleanor in Sense and Sensibility.
And every woman wants to have a beauty to unveil. Not to conjure, but to unveil. There is a deep desire to simply and truly be the beauty, and to be delighted in. Do you see me? asks the heart of every girl. And are you captivated by what you see?
Yes, there is something passionate in the heart of every woman.
What if those deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing to us the life we were meant to live? God gave us eyes that we might see, he gave us ears that we might hear, he gave us wills that we might choose, and he gave us hearts that we might live. The way we handle the heart is everything.
A man must know he is powerful, he must know he has what it takes.
A woman must know she is beautiful, she must know she is worth fighting for.