Spirituality is closely tied to the fears and uncertainties in our lives—the inadequacies, the sense of helplessness, the lack and failure of control. Spirituality becomes a way by which we learn how to cope. It incorporates all that is involved in being able to face the challenges of life with serenity, with creativity, with courage.
As spirituality grows in our lives, so grows a sense of reverence towards the world, a capacity for forgiveness and compassion, a sense of basic trust, a sense of gratitude for the gifts of Life.
Spirituality asks the following question:
“What operates in human life with such character and power that it will transform us as we cannot transform ourselves, saving us from evil and leading us into the best that human life can reach, provided that we meet the required conditions?” (Henry Nelson Wieman)