More people suffer from hardening of the attitudes than from hardening of the arteries. Their minds are made up, their opinions (on practically everything under the sun) are fixed.
And it is almost impossible to ‘unfix’ them no matter how hard you try or how persuasive your arguments. If you are accustomed to doing things a certain way, “have done this for years that way”, they refuse to admit the possibility that there might be an easier, quicker, or better way of doing this.
There can be no progress without learning, and there can be no learning without prying open the hinges of our minds to accept new ideas. Every idea we now have is an old one. And unless we are receptive to new ideas, fresh outlooks, we are going backwards not forward. Because we cannot stand still.
A persons’ age, it has been said, can be determined by the pain with which he accepts a new idea. How many ideas have you picked up in the last year? How open is your mind?
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen