As men, do we understand our own heart? What calls to us? What do we desire? What gets our heart racing? What does it yearn for?
In the book, Wild At Heart, John Eldredge argues that men today don’t know the answers to these questions. We have forgotten what it means to be a man, and what our hearts desire.
Eldredge ultimately identifies three desires of a man’s heart:
A Battle to Fight, an Adventure to Live, and a Beauty to Rescue
Battle to Fight. Deep in every man is the heart of a warrior. A willingness to stand and fight for something. To test our courage in the name of Goodness.
Adventure to Live. As part of our masculinity, we have a desire or a call to exploration, creation, and adventure. We want a grand adventure, a quest for Truth. Something that calls to us.
Beauty to Rescue. Eldredge doesn’t necessarily mean a woman to rescue here, but that certainly can be the case. He also means beauty found in nature, music, story, art, etc. A man must rescue the Beautiful from a world that manipulates, distorts, and defiles.
It’s written on our hearts – the desire to explore and discover the good, the true, and the beautiful.
Do we feel that? Do we hear a deeper call? Will we answer it?
Be the Men.