Are You Spiritual?

“I’m just not a spiritual person.”

Ever heard someone say that? I’ve been doing some reading lately that reminded me of a friend who claims to be “a science guy.” He echoes a popular notion that some folks are spiritual and some aren’t.

I believe that’s a lie. We’re all spiritual — in fact, our very essence is spirit. When the Bible says I was made in God’s image, I don’t imagine it meant God is an old bald guy in a wheelchair.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)

At our core we’re spiritual beings, not human beings. The human part’s temporary.

I love C.S. Lewis’ analogy that we live in enemy-occupied territory. This isn’t home. We don’t really belong, because in the end this isn’t the world for which we were created.

That doesn’t mean we can’t live here in peace and joy. But when it feels like we’re strangers in a strange land, it’s because we are.

Our lives can have meaning only when we’re fulfilling the purpose for which we were designed. You and I were created to be connected to God and to each other.

Science can tell us how the world works, but it can’t reveal God because He exists outside the world.

Meditation and introspection, understanding our emotions, thoughts, and feelings, can tell us a lot about ourselves, but they can’t reveal God because He exists outside us.

Any attempt to discover God in ourselves or in the world is essentially an effort to create God in our image.

God is spirit. So are you.

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