Thoughts on Passion

I make a distinction between ardour of the physique and keenness of the spirit, however they need to coexist, and should function inside the understanding of each other.

I might by no means be passionate (romantically) with somebody who I didn’t really feel love for. Love is of the spirit far more so than it’s of the physique. Love is primarily religious as a result of the emotions we obtain with love are simply past what our bodily senses deliver to us.

I cannot be romantically bodily passionate within the absence of affection.

I can even not be spiritually passionate in the direction of a trigger or an goal and not using a demonstration to myself and to others of that zeal in a bodily method.

Spiritual ardour is just absolutely realized when accompanied by some bodily motion.

What is harder to understand and reside out is that if religious ardour is just absolutely realized when accompanied by some bodily motion, then bodily motion can even solely be absolutely realized when accompanied by a religious purpose);

Love is bigger than the spirit and the physique.

Love is the spirit and the physique, till we attempt to make it in any other case.

This is why Jesus needed to die in physicality – and in rising once more, the bodily physique was gone with the religious.

Jesus needed to turn out to be human in order that we might know that God understands our human bodily state. Otherwise, why would Jesus have grow to be human?

Spiritual motion and bodily motion ought to each be guided by the larger, love.

We should study to make our bodily motion an act of religious ardour.

We should study to make our religious ardour actual although our bodily motion.

We cannot deny the religious, we cannot deny the bodily.

The bodily, the temporal, the place we reside now, have to be used, for it’s our coaching floor.