What “is” spirituality?
Some say “Spirituality” is a process of re-formation which “aims to recover the original shape of man, the image of God. To accomplish this, the re-formation is oriented at a mold, which represents the original shape…” (1)Philosophically and from the Christian Perspective, this would be correct, in Principle. So allow me, Christians (or not), to bring you a tad further. Most “world religions” would accept the above definition of Spirituality. “Our” question, if “one” is a Christian is this: “What is Christian Spirituality“? Two words.
1) Let us start with the latter: “Spirituality“.Well that one is easy. The first paragraph of this entry gives us all we need. “a re-formation”. Then, the rest of that phrase simply suggests that within ourselves, there is fundamental desire to have some “contact” with God. Ok. Fine. This inner thought that seems to be universal. Interesting. That could suggest that mankind has received a message (from GOD to mankind). If so, that would seem to be a “Vertical” Communication. Religion is more a human axis. Horizontal. (From man to mankind). But then, you have the “modern” subjective definition. The “horizontal” definition of spirituality is far more having blissful experience or something regarding themselves (nothing from heaven but only what “man” thinks). Sadly, that road suggests that we all “save ourselves” whatever way we can. But that is in fact too intellectually weak. We all know that something around us, look at the world today (2015) and let’s go further as let’s look inside of us. Would you not agree that something is fraked (2) up… as in: “YES!!! Everywhere. In and Out of us… something is “not right”. Things shouldn’t be this way!” Read on. We are almost done. _______ The first word in the original expression is “Christian”. Now that is where things become interesting.
2) The question is: “What is Christian Spirituality“?So, what is a “Christian“? Of course, I am not wasting my time on “nominal Christians” or “sectarian Christians” or “legal Christians” or what the world sees… in “so called Christians”. No. Such so called Christians “hurt” the true message of Christ and the pure message of true Christianity. To prove my point, if you search on Wikipedia: “Christian Spirituality“, you will only be brought to “Mysticism”. So the world does not “know” what a true Christian is or his/her spirituality. What’s new? http://biblehub.com/john/15-18.htm A true Christian is a “true believer in Christ”. An individual that simply “believes” that Jesus of Nazareth is my/our Savior because he died for our sins:
“Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; and that he was buried; and that he was raised the third day, according to the scriptures…” 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 verse 3.So that is a Christian. What is “Spirituality”, well, that all depends on the person. What is the Christian “Spirituality”, well that all depends on the person that thinks (or wants) to be a true Christian. And a true Christian is someone that has FAITH in the work or the Redeemer, the Christ, the Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth, our God. #Jesus #Salvation #Spirituality #OkChrist _______ #philippepaquette