Twelve Scriptures project
Texts #8 and 9: Romans 12:1-17; Philippians 2:5-11
Meditation 1: The renewing of your mind
Here is a chicken and egg type question: Which comes first? Is it that we have our minds changed and this leads to a change in our actions? Or is it in the doing of the actions that our minds are changed? In the case of the chicken and the egg, I heard someone say recently that this really isn’t much of a puzzle, as eggs were in existence long before there were chickens. I guess, technically, that question should be clarified as “Which came first, the chicken, or the chicken egg?”
But what about this other question: Does our mind form our actions, or do our actions form our mind? Or to put it visually, does this lead to this? Or does this lead to this?
The answer, of course, is Yes.
Another response is that different ones of us will more naturally experience one direction of this flow more than the other. Some of us tend to think our way into doing things. Others of us do our way into thinking things. In spirituality, this would...