Heart of Gold

Recently, I heard on the radio “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, one of his more famous songs, that has always touched me to the core. 

“I want to live, I want to give, I’ve been a miner, for a heart of gold” 

As I stood up to give a reflection on the first Sunday in November, I had this song lingering in the back of my mind. I’m living my life and I’m giving all I can, and I have been looking for a long time for people like me with a heart of gold. 

I get many people praising and complimenting me on my generosity and I fumble with the thank yous and shy away from receiving the praises. 

But here is what I see: 

I see congregants who know when someone needs a hug and are always there to give one. 

I see a mother who has been so generous that their children don’t even think twice about volunteering to fill in where they can.

I see a father that has such an influence on not only his children but the entire congregation that he’s sought out for advice. 

I see families that get involved in events of the congregation and inspire others to be a heart of gold. 

I see hearts of gold all over our congregation, and I know I’ve found my place to share my own heart of gold. 

~Candice C. Carver

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1 Response to Heart of Gold

  1. Lydia M Patrick says:

    What beautiful words from a beautiful and oh so generous soul. I am grateful for every piece of yourself that you share so freely with this community.

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