So many ascetics and mystics have taken on a life of deprivation on the pretext that the physical body is the tomb of the spirit. No, it is simply up to humans not to let their body bury their spirit.
To do so, they must put their body in service of their spirit, because their body and their spirit have work to do together.
The spirit and the body are like heaven and earth, and in ‘The Lord’s Prayer’, Jesus emphasized the relationship that must exist between them,
‘Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (hallowed by humans).
Thy kingdom come (settle among them), thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.’
Carrying out God’s will is to establish a link between earth and heaven so that the order, harmony, and light that prevail on high may descend and manifest down below, that is to say, in us too. Because if every human being does not make the effort to instil these qualities in themselves first, it is useless to hope to see them manifest in the world.
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