Reverse Engineering Spirituality
Pastor Chris Breedlove
Let’s take a prayerful moment of reflection to demystify the terminology of “spirituality”. What does it take to be a “spiritual” person? Clairvoyance? Visions? Vivid precognitive dreams? Such things might indeed be spiritual experiences, but our tradition has something more tangible in mind when explaining what spiritual life is all about.
It turns out that Christian spirituality is a very practical discipline. The pastoral letter to the Galatians describes ripples of actions that emanate from ones spiritual being- “… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…” (Galatians 5:22 & 23).
Practicing such ways of being (love, joy, peace, etc.) also feed our spirit- think of practicing the qualities listed in Galatians 5:22-23 as a sort reverse engineering of growing spiritually in our everyday practice of faith.
May your day and remaining week be spiritually meaningful, and I hope to see you on Sunday.
Grace and Peace,