Food for thought from Sacred Space

Since spiritual wellness is all about being aligned with the Spirit, we should ask, What is God fired up about? I think he is most fired up by selfless love. Mercy. Compassion. Justice. God’s great imagination envisions a world in which the hungry are fed, the thirsty are given drink, the sick are tended to, the homeless are sheltered, the imprisoned are visited, the naked are clothed, and the estranged are welcomed. A healthy spirituality compels us to be present to people in need, offering them the possibility of seeing the presence of God, which is obstructed by the pain in their lives. Dorothy Day insisted that everything a baptized person should do every day should be directly or indirectly related to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. She knew that God’s fire could be found there. If you are looking for God—the goal of spirituality—these are the places to look. As the traditional Christian hymn Ubi Caritas reminds us: “Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found.”

The God we seek is on fire, has a mission, and invites you and me to be a part of it.

Imagine that.

– Excerpted from 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.

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