The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Monday, September 14, 2015

Give me some skin

Do you ever feel uncomfortable in your skin? Not because of your appearance. You just don’t feel at home in your human body. If you are feeling this way there is a good reason according to St. Paul:

“…we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life” (2 Corinthians 5:2-4).

We are spiritual beings who are seeking our real spiritual existence and home. Unfortunately, many people fail to recognize that their dis-ease with themselves is a spiritual issue so they seek out our culture’s substitutes: money, fame, notoriety, power, sex. If they cannot get the real deal they get it vicariously by wearing and driving the brand names of their heroes, decorating their homes in keeping with the latest trends, joining a political trend, even going to the largest church in town. All of this frenetic effort is an attempt to heal the dis-ease.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience; not human beings having a spiritual experience.

There is only one cure for this dis-ease: coming home to the Creator.

Ronald Friesen © 2015

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