Sunday, January 17, 2010

What we believe governs what we do!

Dallas Willard concerning the importance of worldview: What we assume to be real and what we assume to be valuable will govern our attitudes and our actions. Period. And usually without thinking. But most people do not realize that they have a worldview, and it is usually one that is borrowed, in bits and pieces, from the social environment in which we are reared. It may not even be self-consistent.

- "Knowing Christ Today"

Our stubborn cat - reality eventually caught up with her!

I repeat: WHAT WE ASSUME TO BE REAL AND WHAT WE ASSUME TO BE VALUABLE WILL GOVERN OUR ATTITUDES AND OUR ACTIONS.

... and very often is NOT consistent with either reality or what we say we believe.

2 comments:

Tim and Susan said...

Did she hop off when she finally got to hot? Looks like the story about the frog in the kettle of boling water....oh, dear.

Laurie (and John) Elliot said...

Yes, she always gets off eventually - she's not THAT stupid. But she's pretty stubborn and often tries to prove to us that we should keep the house warmer.