When we have that respect and realize God loves each one of us unconditionally and impartially we have a great basis to build on for future generations that are counting on our spirituality today.
Virginia Harris, C.S.B.
|Virginia Harris, C.S.B. – The Inclusiveness of Spirituality|
Posted: 22 May 2013 03:56 PM PDT
* Photo – Sunset on Sanibel Island, Florida – Courtesy of allposters.com
In a wide-ranging interactive live audio chat focused on spirituality for the Christian Science Sentinel on May 21, I had the opportunity to share ideas from my own daily spiritual practice on experiencing just what is practical spirituality – and what it isn’t.
The Apostle Paul wrote frequently about how important it is to live a spiritual life. To the Romans he wrote:
“Those who live on the level of our lower nature have their outlook formed by it, and that spells death; but those who live on the level of the spirit have the spiritual outlook, and that is life and peace. You are on the spiritual level, if only God’s Spirit dwells within you;…It follows, my friends, that our lower nature has no claim upon us; we are not obliged to live on that level.” (Romans 8; New Revised Standard)
Each of us is inherently spiritual and so we each have the natural ability to live in accord with the ‘spiritual outlook’ as Paul described it, which is life and peace.
In today’s world, the practice of our ‘spiritual outlook’ has expanded to include multiple paths. All paths are worthy when they lead to meaning and the power that is above and greater than the human. Each one’s desire to get closer to an understanding of his inseparable connection to the one Spirit is cause for deep gratitude and respect.
To never feel outside of Spirit, but always in the embrace of divine Spirit, begins with moments and can have a transformative healing effect on relationships, finances, work, health. I hope you enjoy the chat – I certainly did!