I’m a big fan of something Rich Mullins once said. Something like, the “spiritual” is in making your bed. The “spiritual” is in giving a waitress a large tip because she’s had a bad day. His point I think was, the “spiritual” isn’t about thinking all these meta-thoughts. But the “spiritual” is wrapped up in the physical world. I don’t know if this makes any sense. But I think he was saying that being spiritual doesn’t mean your thoughts lose touch with the physical world, or that they’re meta thoughts. But being spiritual means being a part of the physical world. It’s not about thinking, it’s about doing, even particular small things.
So I’m a big fan of this. I think he’s on to something. I think there’s a reason why Jesus wraps up a big spiritual thing such as Communion into a physical act of eating and drinking. I don’t think being super spiritual means you’re always thinking about theology or meta-thoughts. I think being spiritual means stuff like, you are kind to children, you don’t react to rudeness with rudeness. I think the spiritual is wrapped up in the physical.
Umm, I don’t know if that made any sense. Sorry Allie.