Fingerprints Versus Soul Prints

Our fingerprints leave impressions made by the minute ridge formations or patterns found on the finger. To date, no two people have been found to have the same arrangement of patterns,even twins. Even as we shed skin, the ridge formations are identical and remain unchanged throughout our life. Investigations have relied heavily on the thumbprint for someone’s identity,but with advanced technology, we can learn much more about someone than just a matched print. Mass Spectrometry is able to not only provide an image but it can also identify the weight of molecules and whose molecules they are. The molecular information is so precise that it will reveal your lifestyle, your actions, your routines and your health. They are our silent storytellers with just a touch.

Just as every human exhibits a unique thumbprint, we all display distinct “soul prints” along life’s course. Our words, attitudes, values and behaviors etch indelible imprints on the mind and heart of those we share life with, and they are driven by our emotions. Peter Scazzero says, “emotions are the language of the soul; they are the cry that gives the heart a voice….” Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that our heart is deceitful.Matthew 15:18 says the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart,for everything you do flows from it.” On this side of heaven, we will always be at war with the flesh, and the spirit “For the desires of the flesh are against the spirit, and the desires of the spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do” (Galatians 5:17).

Similarly, in Plato’s allegory of the chariot, he compares the story of two winged horses and a charioteer to describe the human soul or psyche. One horse is mortal (flesh) and is described as deformed, obstinate, the mate of insolence and pride that requires the whip. The other is immortal (spirit) and considered noble, a lover of honor,modesty and temperance with no need of the whip. The charioteer is tasked with reining the steeds, guiding and harnessing them toward heaven.

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Lisa May is the Executive Director of South Florida for Live the Life South. Live the Life exists to strengthen marriages and families through healthy relationship education beginning in middle school through senior adults. For information visit