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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kelly

Attend to Your Spiritual Illness

When was the last time you had a spiritual check-up? Most people see the wisdom of having an annual physical with their doctor, and yet most people go many, many years without having a spiritual check-up.

Welcome back to Best Christmas Ever! where we are exploring 28 ways to make this your best Christmas ever!

#22 is… Attend to your spiritual illness.

We live in an amoral society. What does it mean to be amoral? It means to be lacking a moral sense. It means to have no concern for whether behavior is morally right or wrong. It means to be unprincipled and unethical. We live in an amoral society and that should concern us a lot more than it does.

One reason we should be more concerned is because it is impossible to live in such an environment and not be impacted by it.

Think about it like this. The effects of secondhand cigarette smoke have now been extensively studied and discovered to be enormous.

The CDC now warns us that, “Exposure to secondhand smoke interferes with the normal functioning of the heart, blood, and vascular systems in ways that increase the risk of having a heart attack. Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can damage the lining of blood vessels and cause blood platelets to become stickier.”

We are living in a world where every type of vice is celebrated as a personal right. How is that affecting our souls?

We are breathing in the amorality of the times.

Or have we crossed another line? Are we living in an amoral society, or are we now living in an immoral society?

What’s the difference? What does it mean to be immoral? Immoral is to intentionally and conscientiously go against what is good, true, right, just, virtuous and ethical.

We are breathing in the immorality of the times. With each breath, the paths of right and wrong become a little more blurred. With each breath, our hearts and minds begin to question and rationalize and justify our own wayward behaviors, however small at first.

But here’s the real question: Do we have the courage to face our own moral weaknesses and failures?

Attend to your spiritual illness. It is time to prioritize your spiritual health.

Matthew Kelly

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