Spirituality has nothing whatsoever to do with theology, and everything to do with truth-- which means theology has nothing to do with truth. Bringing to the forefront Pilate's rebuff of Jesus, "What is truth?" Jesus' missed retort is simply, "The bed you slept in last night, the world you woke up to this morning." The color of your eyes, the shape of your nose, your unique finger prints, and way of sizing up situations, and knowing what is called for there, and way of assessing what is important and unimportant, your evaluation of the value of everything you walk past every day... An on, and on, like that, down to the minute details of the day to day. Meaning. Purpose. Direction. Hope. Love. Despair... Truth which cannot be denied because it is so. Spirituality thrives there in the ever-present preserve of truth, pouring over, spilling out, revealing, expressing, exposing, exhibiting who we are and what we are about and what it means that we are alive and what we are doing about it. Theology is a pure pastime, the purview of opinions and viewpoints, talk, talk, talk, blah, blah, blah, about things incapable of being known/decided/evaluated/weighed/measured/verified/ and agreed upon. Truth, on the other hand, is exactly what it is even as it becomes something more/less/other than what it is. And spirituality is able to dance with truth over the entire span of experience through time and space forever, world truly without end, Amen.
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I hazard a guess that theology has a lot in common with politics blah blah.
The photo is lovely.
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