Sludge

10339601_862535333803159_4719776360978114130_nPeople, who are created in God’s image and are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” fill their thoughts with junk, spam, and garbage every day–and allow the sludge into their children’s minds as well.

Some of this stuff isn’t even bad in itself, but it never draws us any higher than ourselves. Is it any wonder that our minds are in the gutter rather than in the heavens? Should we be surprised when we have no thoughts of our Creator, no longing for the true, the good, and the beautiful?

This year, let’s fill our minds with good things: Tchaikovsky, great books, scenic vistas, Scripture, and so on. Let’s also do good things, not just for ourselves, but for others. We were created for so much more, but too often we settle for so much less.

Why not change that this year?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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