Now that you’ve written the book, how has your vision of the “good life” changed?

I think that’s constantly forming for me, because if I'm honest, it doesn’t take a whole lot for me to get sucked right back into the way culture defines that. Culture is screaming in my ears 24/7 whether it’s a commercial on TV, whether it’s picking up a newspaper or being online, I’m constantly reminded of how culture defines what the good life is. So for me, the thing that really brings balance to that is being in God’s Word. The more I’m in God’s Word, the more I get a true vision of what the good life is – this life that is full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness…  this life that’s immersed in the person of Jesus where I’m trying to love like Jesus, respond like Jesus and really live like Him. I’m not there yet, but that’s my goal. The more that I can keep my eyes focused on that as the goal, the more I continue to see Christ transformed in me. The thing is – and it goes back to of the first thing you mentioned – you’re going to chase after something. So it’s exceedingly important that we define what the good life is according to the life that Christ calls us to.

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