Consuming desire! Sitting in a teacher meeting yesterday and discussing the idea of graduating students that have been nurtured in an environment that emphasizes academics as the supreme benchmark. I was pleased that most the groups repelled this idea for a student that is more ‘well rounded’. Spiritual formation should be considered in the same light. It is to be a hunger to grow into a whole person, including but not exclusive, in creativity, rationality, morality, language, emotions, Biblical community, and our relationship with the culture.
The question for each of us who desire to walk as adherents of Jesus, are we intentional in our desire for wholeness in our formation in Christ-likeness? Do we want the whole thing or just a part?