Saturday, February 25, 2012

Within and Without

Spirituality comes from the heart. Religion comes from the head.

Neither, of itself, is enough. Together, they offer balance.

Religion gives direction. Being 'only' spiritual can lead one too far inward, lead to navel-gazing inactivity.

Religion without spirituality becomes empty intellectual exercise. The spiritual brings meaning.

God is both within and without: personal and transcendent. We need to know Him in both forms.

We need to know Him with our hearts and with our heads.

Stephen Brooke ©2012

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