Thursday, July 01, 2010

Are we humans beings with spiritual experiences or spiritual beings with human experiences?

So, Joshua Case asked this on Facebook and I couldn't resist. Not sure it's all that bright, but I enjoyed thinking about it.

"Let us create man in our image...male and female he created them." All attempts to separate mankind into constituent parts usually fail dismally. "Man" is created in the image of God. "Man" is living soul because of the "breath of God was breathed into him. Yet "he" is made of the dust of the ground (as material beings we are chemistry). So beings created in the image of God makes us spiritual. But made in the image of God also makes us human, because that is how God intended us to be. But we are human because we only have the image of God in us.


"things...long settled"

"...things...long settled."   So mused a friend.

I come to places and time in my life where I encounter things that I thought were settled years ago.  I identify with his thought.

In my 56 years I have learned many things.  And lately I lament that I've forgotten many things.  The things I forget don't  get put into practice.  So it seems that I never learned the lesson in the first place.   And yet, at one time, I was practicing that lesson. Very frustrating and humbling to have to recall a long forgotten lesson and put it into practice once again.

Very humbling.