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A salute to the General of Education: Mortimer J. Adler
Samples, KR. 2001.  Facts for Faith (7):63-64. CELD ID 5866

The motto for the United Negro College Fund sends chills up my spine whenever I hear it: "A mind is a terrible thing to wast." For a Christian the message is even more challenging. The mind of a creature made in the image and likeness of an infinite, eternal, and personal God is a fortiori-Latin for "with greater force" or "all the more"-a terrible thing to waste. Because the human soul survives death, cultivating the life of the mind to the glory of God takes on an eternal dimension. The scriptural imperative of Matthew 22:37 calls us to love the Lord our God with all our being. This all includes, of course, God's incredible gift of the mind.