As you think about goals for the new year consider this quote,
“Anti-intellectualism is a disposition to discount the importance of truth and the life of the mind. Living in a sensuous culture and an increasingly emotional democracy, American evangelicals in the last generation have simultaneously toned up their bodies and dumbed down their minds. The result? Many suffer from a modern form of what ancient stoics called “mental hedonism” – having fit bodies but fat minds.”
[Os Guinness, Fit Bodies-Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don’t Think and What to Do About It (pg. 8)]
As you figure out how to loose the weight put on by excess Christmas cookies, why not also consider some goals to grow your mind this year? After all the greatest commandment given by Jesus was, “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.”… Let’s live like we take that seriously.