Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Living Spiritual Rhythms - June 6

Unfortunately, Christians often tend to embrace a vicious cycle of self-introspection that revolves around in a continual cadence of navel gazing, where they get lost in the circle of the same. Not that introspection is all bad, but when it’s all there is, it becomes highly dubious. The end result of this is being a self-centered self. Living spirituality, by contrast, leaves plenty of room for self-examination, but it would promote another notion of self: a transformed self. This self is in contact with and dependent on the Other and others, the biblical text, and the natural world, which in turn opens the possibility of learning more about being oneself as another.