Eugene H. Peterson
God created the heavens and the earth. Heavens, the realm of the spiritual, and earth, the realm of the physical. It is easy to find instances of people who take one and leave the other. We have specialists in things of the spirit who ignore things of the earth—people who are so heavenly-minded that they do no earthly good. They are full of dreams, visions, pious sighs, and beautiful thoughts, but somehow it never makes any difference in how they treat their friends, conduct their business, or care about the world. And then there are people who are specialists in the material and ignore things of the spirit. They collect money, pursue sensations, play games, or accumulate possessions, but with all their devotion to the material, they never seem to become any better, happier, or more useful. They are selfish, disgruntled, and anxious.