The cultivation of the mind is the handmaid of virtue and religion. (E. L. Yoder, church founder)

Sadly, Yoder’s statement isn’t true in the Hallmark movie world we like to live in. In that setting, one’s feelings are the all-important factor when it comes to making life choices. If it feels good, it must be okay. “It can’t be wrong when it feels so right.” But Yoder is far closer to reality. The best life is one where education, work, faith, and love are well balanced.

Add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control, perseverance, to perseverance godliness . . . (2 Peter 5b-7).