Spiritual Longevity Part 3
How do we take care of ourselves spiritually?
Step 3. See God in all things
The world is in lockdown. Thousands of people are becoming ill and dying. How can we see God in that?
We’ve never been here before. It is a worrying time, but God isn’t ignorant of our plight. He never is. This is the best time to get cross with God, shout at him and ask difficult questions.
When all is said and done, God loves you as you are, and he wants you to be in close relationship with him. One way to intensify our relationship with God is to see everything as beautiful, everything as holy.
The sacred/secular divide does not exist in God’s eyes. We love to classify and categorise – this is good, or this is bad, this is right, this is wrong. We demonise things and people, which means we end up fearful, angry, resentful and sad.
Everything is beautiful, everything is holy. It’s not easy to get to this place, but spiritual longevity, Godly fortitude, is a place that we need to inhabit in these times.
If you’re to help others in a powerful way, as well as getting them a bag of shopping, beautiful as that is, if you’re to be there for others when they need someone with spiritual strength, then we must learn to see God in all things.
Take time to slow down, be still, then read these words -
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
Spend time in silence, then read again. Write down your responses. Share them in this blog.
These exercises aren’t designed to make you more holy. You’re already holy! They help us to centre down, to remove unnecessary clutter. We do these readings and listen to God in order to unlock the holy mystery, which is
Christ in you, the hope of glory
Read the Holy Week meditations on this site. Spend time listening to the still small voice within. You’ll have to get used to the quiet, but it’s worth it!