This post will be a short one, but take the time to mull it over and then add your comments to this conversation. I will follow up next week with some summary statements and some of my own thoughts as well. Not long ago, in preparation for a class I was teaching, I came across the following quote, and to tell you the truth, it has been one that has stuck with me, nagging me, and calling out to be considered.
Ronald Rolheiser, in his book The Restless Heart, writes, “Spirituality is about what we do with our unrest…about what we do with that incurable desire, the madness…within us.”
How does this compare to how you think about the term spirituality? What are the strengths with how Rolheiser defines the term? How would this change how you and your church address your community in its spiritual hunger? Does this definition come up short? If so, what are its shortcomings?
Looking forward to reading and interacting with your comments.