Living Jesus’ teachings in mind and body
We enter into each of the teachings of Jesus by choosing different behaviors that are relevant, finding the space—making the arrangements—in our lives to put them into action, and re-visioning the situation in the new behavioral space that includes God. The interaction between new uses of the body and inward re-positioning toward the context is essential. Learning to do what he taught is not just a mental shift without assistance from a modified use of the body, for behavior and life are not mental.
From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.