by Isaac Ruelas
There is a quote hanging in the Senior High Room,“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” This saying has attached itself to my consciousness this season of Lent, and is the challenge I am taking on.
I usually spend a majority of my time connecting with my humanity over my spirituality. My human needs urges me to go to work, to pay my bills, to have a roof over my head and food to eat. Hurry up and grab food even if it’s not good for your body or for the earth. You don’t have time to walk or ride your bike to work, you need to drive, time is money. Hurry up and respond to your text message and emails or else something terrible can happen!
Generally, I need to listen to my human needs and even follow through with them. In our day to day busyness we don’t get a lot of opportunities to listen to our spiritual needs.
To me Lent is about creating time to be a spiritual being, to be still and quiet.
To care for your body and the earth that nurtures and holds us.
To genuinely connect with the people around you, that you love and care for.
To put our phone down and to not have to read text messages and emails as soon as they come in.
I want to spend this Lent connecting with my spiritual being and be aware of the amount of times I allow for my human needs to overthrow the needs of my true self.
During the Forty Days of Lent, we will offer daily meditations from All Saints Church. Today’s is written by Isaac Ruelas, our Assistant Youth Director and Multiculturalism Coordinator.