My friend Beth went to the museum to look at the Egyptian collection, particularly the mummies.  She learned that in the mummification process the minor organs were removed, including the brain, while the heart was left intact in the body.  The brain was not preserved, but other organs were stored separately in canopic jars.  Beth’s response: “ I see.  If you want to live for thousands of years, you need to keep your heart intact, but you don’t need your brain.”  So, she hit on something at the core (or heart) of the matter.  Longevity and beyond appears to be connected to love.  Heart and love are analogous to each other and point us to life!

As King Solomon said in Song of Songs 3,000 years ago: “love is as strong as death”.