How to measure your spirituality:

by Rod Smith

Love, peace, and generosity

Your “spirituality” is not affirmed by how much you read the Holy Scriptures, sing hymns, pray, clap your hands, or dance to contemporary religious music.

It’s not determined by how much you visit your place of worship or how much money you donate to its causes.

It’s not affirmed by your title (if you have one) or the ornate design of your robe (if you wear one) or the position your hold in the hierarchy of your faith.

But it is affirmed by your willingness to take responsibility for your life, your choices, and the good use of your skills and talents.

It’s measured by how you treat people, especially loved-ones and strangers; how you love your enemies, offer hospitality, and respect, regard, and love those who reject your beliefs.

Do you clean up after yourself?

Are you generous to a fault?

Do you love those who are different from you, whose lives might be in direct conflict with what you believe?

Do you love by listening?

If you take full responsibility for yourself, become extraordinarily generous, embrace diversity, and love others by listening, you will fast-forward your “spiritual” growth.

It’s not your title, the reach of your authority, or the crowds who respect and adore you. Rather, it’s how you respect and love those who don’t.

Tell me your story, or make your comment here…… I am listening:

3 Comments to “How to measure your spirituality:”

  1. Love this. However, I have seen many people treat strangers better than their “loved” ones so I’m reluctant to use that as a marker of spirituality. As always, I thank you Rod!

  2. So good it’s quotable. I’d take ‘cleaning up after yourself’ to be not only practically, but also in relationships – which is much harder.

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