Awakening to the Hidden Sources, Rev. Kent Matthies

New York Times writer David Brooks wrote a fascinating book entitled “The Social Animal.”  Brooks argues convincingly that there are two levels of the mind, one unconscious and the other conscious.  The first is much more important than the second in determining how we live our lives.  Brooks argues that “non-deliberate emotion, perception and intuition are much more important in shaping our lives than reason and will.”  If he is correct – even partially – what does it mean for our religious life?