A Spiritual Being Living A Human Experience

Several years ago my princess and I headed west on a motorcycle. On that trip we experienced many things and places. One that rises in my memory is the stop we made in the Black Hills of South Dakota at the Crazy Horse Memorial.

During our visit, Crazy Horse was described as “a spiritual being living a human experience.” He saw himself as more than his flesh, with a higher calling than his personal well-being and comfort.

Isn’t that how God challenges us to think and therefor act? We are to think of ourselves as “pilgrims” here, like Abraham, looking for a city whose builder and maker is God. We are spiritual beings, temporarily wrapped in humanity, looking forward to going home.

That makes John’s encouragement (1 John 2:15) make sense: “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” We can not, after all, be “ALL IN” with God at the same time we are chasing the offerings of “the world.”

Keeping that perspective: “A Spiritual Being Living a Human Experience” should make my choices much easier.

Will you give it a go as well? How will that shift in perspective change your life?

Photo: Taken by Wayne Wells

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