Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

Colossians 3:1-2

Let’s talk about Spirituality. I’m not sure we always know what that looks like in our everyday lives. It seems like a “touchy-feely” or a new-age concept, something for other people to do or be. Trying to be Spiritual can feel strange.

In the passage above, Paul was talking to the church in Colossae, surrounded by Greek thinking, Roman state idolatry and the native superstitions and religions of Asia Minor. The therefore at the beginning of the quote above refers to the state of spiritual being Christians had entered into; having died to the world in Christ, they therefore were no longer tied down to only thinking of things materially.

Spirituality, for the Christian, is a matter of priority. The Spiritual person holds the Spiritual as being of higher importance than the material. “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” If searching after the Spiritual feels strange, we may have our priorities misplaced.

Ethan Kirl

Originally published April 1, 2020