by Robin Camu
Scientists are finding out that our minds are more “plastic” than we ever dreamed. They are finding that neural pathways can be changed resulting in minds being changed. Likewise, when Jesus commanded us to repent (literally, to change one’s mind), He was implying that the working out of our salvation is our responsibility, the giving of yourself a good life is your responsibility. Recent approaches to psychology are also encouraging the “changing of one’s mind,” by stepping away from one’s thoughts and by being more objective in accessing their usefulness to a life lived according to one’s values.