In my ideal world I’d be a perfect balance of head and heart.
Apparently, in God’s ideal world that’s not the case. My God-given “lead card” is definitely the mind.
How about you? What’s your lead card — mind or emotion?
I think the point is that we should seek to be well-rounded people of both intellect and feeling, but most of us will lean one way or the other.
Rare is the person who’s equally both.
1. I ought to accept the profile given me by God. My 60/40 mind/heart combo is no better or worse than any other. 50/50, for example, is not necessarily an ideal to be sought.
2. I should value the “other.” Part of serving in the body of Christ is learning to value people different than myself — those more emotional than me, for example.
3. I should pay attention to my weaker side. My being mainly rational doesn’t excuse me from working on the affective side of things.
A certain pal of mine, Pastor Jonna Fantz, embodies “high feeler” (her lead card) with “high intellect.” A fine model for me and all who know her.
Jonna is “Outreach and Community Life” pastor at Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton, MN.