Finding the way, the truth, the life

The lady makes a good case: 

This way of being – life permeated by religious practice is what I hunger for; frankly, what I think most of us ravenously, endlessly pursue.

We want liturgy and ritual that transform. We want routine and rhythm that fill our days with meaning. We want our relationships, jobs, conversations, activities, choices, emotions, and sense of self to be sacred.

We want our life to have significance – not just when looked back on in eulogy, but our day-in-day-out experience of it. This is religious.

Farther down in this essay, she gives a sort of road map:

Religious, then religion. Ritual, then faith. Words, then creeds. Writing, then Writ. Beauty, then belief. Maybe this is the way home, the way over, the way through.

more more more where this came from: Maybe we can do better than “I’m spiritual but not religious.” | Ronna Detrick, M.Div.

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