Listen up you magnificent sons and daughters of mothers. I got a little sumtin I
want y’all to ponder on. Each of you are both a WHO and a WHAT. Understanding
this is being lost to us by the endless distractions of our modern age. We find little
time to ponder of stuff like this anymore, and that’s a dang shame.
We not only don’t know who we are, but we seem to be losing sight of what we
are. There is a universal concept, that spans the ages of time, that is common to
mankind in all believe systems, as varied as they may be, and not understanding
this it is robbing us of our humanity.
That truth is that life is a spirit, and that what we really are is spirit. For a time we
reside in a physical body, but our body is not really us. Our spirit is what animates
our body only for a time, and then it leaves, and the body decays. We call the
passing of our spirit from the body death. Life is spirit. People through the ages
have believed that life continues on after death. It doesn’t die. It just separates
from the body and enters a different dimension.
There is something deep within all of us that believes this is true. Only secular
humanists categorically want to deny this, but all their efforts to persuade us rings
of folks really trying to convince themselves. Atheism/secular humanism seems to
turn folks, ironically, into, intolerant evangelists with religious fervor. .
Great value is placed on the health and the attractiveness of our body, but not so
much on our spirit. I have no problem with taking care of our bodies. We should.
But we should also cultivate a healthy, attractive spirit by placing value on virtue,
love, peace, wisdom, humility, restraint, tolerance, charity, gratitude, temperance,
and kindness. Doing so elevates our lives to our best, higher nature, make us
happy, content, and a beacon to others.
Note: This is not a sermon, but simply an observation that deep down humankind
has instinctively believed this to be true.
Ponder on it, pilgrims.
I love y’all.