Some people are re-incarnated spirits on a human journey.
Many people with some association to Christianity are familiar with:
“…to gain the whole world, but lose your soul.”
So, there is consideration for the post-incarnate existence–the spiritual existence after the bodily existence.
Some people are spiritual in their bodies and after the body is no longer a functioning vehicle for the spirit.
With spirit being somewhat the opposite of material body, the spirit digs quantum physics’ non-locality principle. Yes, the body may be decomposing in the grave or already cremated but, the vibrations of consciousness can still make its presence felt or manipulate nature to give a sign to loved ones left in the material world.
So there are those who are spiritual whether or not there is a spiritual institution worthy of repeat visits.
I used to religiously go to church but I have discovered corruption in the basic texts of Christianity.
So, I’m not as religious as I used to be.
My thought for the day:
Christian communion is based on what happened when the food supply in the city of Jerusalem ran out during the Jewish Revolt. A woman named Mary sacrificed her son, eating half of him, and later, eating the other half of him. This child was a lamb of god. The historian who recorded the event writes:
(paraphrasing)I do not want to write this down. If I write it down it would be a sign foreshadow an icon of cannibalism for future generations…
“I had indeed willing omitted this calamity of ours, that I might not seem to deliver what is so portentous to posterity…”
but in my own generation, there were many witnesses.
“but that I have innumerable witnesses to it in my own age…”
Well, some may say, we’ve given Jesus’ last supper a different meaning. We can ignore its origins.
My response: wolf in sheep’s clothing theology–a reason not to be religious, or at least not religious about the sacrament of Holy Communion.
The lamb of god was sacrificed for the sins of the world.
The world at that time, in context, was the Roman empire.
Jesus died for the sins of the Roman Empire and those who supported it during the Jewish Revolt.
The little boy was sacrificed by his parent-mother for the sins of those who set fire to the food supply and for the sins of the Romans who sat back and said, we don’t have to do anything if they are destroying their own food supply; and, we definitely are not providing humanitarian relief.
That’s the historical meaning of a sacrifice for the sins of the world.
As with Abraham ready to sacrifice Isaac because god asked him, as with the mother who sacrificed her son due to starvation and hopelessness, Jesus’s Heavenly Father sacrificed his son. Christians have communion in remembrance of Mary and her sacrificed and eaten son.
Life did not end with the atrocities of the Jewish Revolt, so some of us can continue to be spiritual without being religious about the sacrificed son which may have been Mary’s Last Supper.