Down to Earth

Sojourners who think the most of the next world are usually those who are doing the highest good in this one. (Joni Eareckson Tada, disability advocate author)

It used to be said, perhaps in a rather mocking tone, that some people “are so heavenly minded they are no earthly good.” Tada argues just the opposite. Rather than seeing such people as incapable of thinking rationally, she sees heavenly thinking as the motivation for down-to-earth practical, helpful living.

Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8). Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking (Colossians 2:8).