Office of Conciliation - Archdiocese of Chicago

F.Y.I.R. - For Your Information and Reflection

Christ Within

“The true goal of spirituality – and religion when properly understood – is to become aware of and attentive to the inward presence of Jesus, the Spirit dwelling in us. That is why spirituality must first go inward. Yet true spirituality cannot simply stay there. A life animated by the Spirit, that is ‘in Christ,’ issues forth in a life pleasing to God, a life that is modeled after Jesus. Jesus is the ideal embodiment of what Paul is talking about: bodily life that is ‘in the Spirit.’”

Adapted from: The Christian Century, James Sledge, April 6, 2011

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