Peterson writes, "A major and too-little-remarked evil in our time is the systematic degradation of the imagination. The imagination is among the chief glories of the human. When it is healthy and energetic, it ushers us to adoration and wonder, into mysteries of God. When it is neurotic and sluggish, it turns people, millions of them, into parasites, copycats, and couch potatoes. The American imagination today is distressingly sluggish. Most of what is served up to us as the fruits of imagination is, in fact, the debasing of it into soap opera and pornography.
"Right now, one of the essential Christian ministries in and to our ruined world is the recovery and exercise of the imagination. Ages of faith have always been ages rich in imagination. . . Imagination is the mental tool we have for connecting material and spiritual, visible and invisible, earth and heaven."
Jesus tells us to love the Lord your God with all our hearts, with all our souls and with all our minds.
Part of the mind is the imagination.
What do you use yours for?
One way many of us use our imaginations for is to worry.
What if we chose instead to use our imagination to lift up Christ? How would that look?
Paul writes in Philippians, "I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious -- the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies."
That would be a great place to start!