STOP AND THINK – Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves. (Blaise Pascal, 17th century French scientist and Christian philosopher)

We seem to be living in a very passionate society. Whether its sports, games of chance, sex, or a host of other pursuits, many people are almost fanatical about their interest of choice. In many cases it appears that people are so fervent that their minds are clouded and their passion is misplaced. It’s critical, then, to think clearly about our zeal for life’s activities.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord (Romans 12:11).