There's a phrase you hear from time to time. On the surface, you can almost understand the thought behind it. However, when you spend more than a fleeting second, you realize there's really something wrong. The phrase is usually used by someone who has no use for God or anyone who purportedly believes in and follows God. The phrase goes something like, "being too heavenly minded to be any earthly good".
The Apostle Paul writes in Collosians 3:1-2, "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." This says anyone who is following Christ, should be heavenly minded. Your focus should be on heavenly things. Our hearts should be turned and focused on Christ, not earthly things. But that's where it gets tricky.
We need to take the whole Bible at its word. There are no contradictions. To be heavenly minded also means we have the mind of Christ, who in Matthew 25 makes it quite clear that we are to take care of widows and orphans, the hungry and thirsty, the sick and naked, the prisoner and the homeless. To be heavenly minded means to be earthly good, too.
So the phrase really is a bit of an oxy-moron. You cannot be too heavenly minded and still be no earthly good. I dare say that if you are no earthly good, you are not heavenly minded. Wake up church! A life following Christ is not a life that is all about you. It is a life that is all about Christ and his love, grace, and mercy for all those He died on that Roman cross for; everyone! If you call yourself a Christian, a Christ follower, a believer in the Living God, or anything else referring to The Lord and His church, Jesus calls you to serve humanity. You must serve with a purpose, and that is a heavenly purpose, but you must serve.
The next time you hear someone referred to as too heavenly minded to be any earthly good, think about it, and be an example in service. For whatever you do to the least of humanity and creation, you have done to the Lord.