Friday, April 29, 2016

The Spiritual Life

“One doesn’t have to be religious to lead a moral life or attain wisdom.”
-Allan Lokos
This quote can generate some differing opinions among people.  Many people of my generation describe themselves as “spiritual” but not “religious”.  Many people have a problem with organized religion and who can blame them?  There are people that never go to church who are very spiritual and there are people who go to church every Sunday and have not changed one thing about themselves.  The spiritual life, whether you regularly attend church or not, is about inner transformation.  It is not about sitting in the front pew hoping to be seen by everyone else or being the biggest contributor to the parish collection plate.  It is not outward appearances that are important.  It is the inner transformation or change of heart a person attains.  This inner transformation or change of heart is found in service to others.  Service involves everyday life and everyone you encounter.  It is not just volunteering once a week at the soup kitchen although that might be part of how you serve.  Everyone should be a servant to others, especially if you are in a leadership position.      

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