The Heart's Desire:
The Affection for Justice and
the Affection for Happiness
Mary Beth Ingham CSJ
Mary Beth explores the meaning of “heart” for John Duns Scotus as our deepest self, our inner center where our identity is found; deeper than emotions and passion. Our hearts have a two-fold desire:
1: Affection for happiness - to have all we need. This is our natural disposition and is focused on ourselves in a healthy way.
2: Affection for justice - to love and act rightly. This is our free and creative disposition; it is ordered to love as God loves.