Okay…brain rattling time again…
We throw some words around without really knowing what they mean–or perhaps we have differing meanings in our minds for them.
A lot of times I’ll hear someone say about their current journey (and I’ve said it myself): “I don’t feel very spiritual right now.” Or we’ll otherwise differentiate “spiritual” activity from other activities, or classify certain things as “spiritual” and others as “non-spiritual.”
You know, I think even Paul did this a little bit. He would talk about the difference between natural and spiritual sometimes, and on a couple of occasions he admonished the church to sing psalms, hymns, and “spiritual songs.” He didn’t just say, “songs”–he classified them as “spiritual” as opposed to other kinds of songs.
So what I’m tossing on the table is this: What do we mean by “spiritual?” What would make some activities spiritual (as opposed to just “religious”), and some activities not so? What sorts of things are spiritual? What does “spiritual” mean?
Okay, I’ve thrown down the mess; now let’s see if we can sort it out a little. 🙂
What do you think? Spill it….