Skeletons and Ghosts — Daily Meditation Moment

October 25, 2011

“The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse.” James 2:26

It’s Halloween time–get the bags of candy! We live in an all-senior neighborhood, and I miss seeing the kids dressed in a character they love or trying to scare someone as a ghost or skeleton.

I feel as if I am a Halloween character every day of the year. Even though I put on a nice dress or pair of pants and a top to go to work or church, beneath the frock is a skeleton of fear, doubt, unrealistic expectations, ideals, and a ghost of the spirit of Linda begging to come out.

James says we can’t separate body and spirit. I talk about this when doing retreats for those who work in the church office. If we let ourselves get physically or emotionally broken down, our spirit becomes a corpse that perhaps God won’t even recognize.

Lord, remind us to take care of our bodies and spirits to serve you and others to your glory. Amen.

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