29 October 2015

I’m a Soul Man - Interdependence

Greetings Dear Reader,

We are at least two parted beings.  Some think we are three parted.  Whether we are body, soul, and spirit or body and soul we are more than just flesh and bones.  If we do not accept this then we ignore a vital interdependence. 

Many people attempt to feed the spiritual part of the being whilst refusing to acknowledge the existence of it.  People feed the spirit by trying to be moral or good.  The problem is that the soul still has a malady without faith and redemption. 

If I live as if I do not have an eternal soul then I will put things ahead of its care.  Morals and values become preferences not necessities.  Spiritual truths become opinions not mandates from God.  The lines of right and wrong become unclear.

I must assure that I see everyone as soul in need of love and care.  If I proceed from the eternal nature of my congress with others then I am likely to be more careful what I say and do.  If I see my own being as eternal then I am likely to be  more particular what I do when I am alone.

The body is fed by the soul much more than by food and drink.  If I tend the soul then the body benefits.  The opposite is true in a lesser way.  The nature of things is that we are eternal.  I want to do and say things that echo positively through the eternal.  In that I must be always vigilant.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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2 comments:

Patrick Sharp said...

I have to simply disagree with this particular opinion. It is totally unclear whether the mind and body are seperate things even in the vast majority of Christian religions.
There also happens to be plenty of good thought put into the idea that what we call our soul is real only insofar as it is an idea.
The malady that is vaguely referenced here is the major religious view that people are evil and in need of salvation.
Many "saved" people act out on evil, and their souls are bot remedied by the tired of Christian salvation. Many Muslims, atheists, and generally agnostic people act out for the good of humanity. They do not "try to do good". They do good. In fact, many do so with no reason besides making the world a little better while they stuggle on its soil.
This is not to say that Christians are bad. There are good Christians. There are Christians that understand that no one is evil by nature. It is to say that people can serve other people for humanity's sake just as well.as they could serve any god. What do you think?

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