The importance of a nurtured soul - Catholic Courier

The importance of a nurtured soul

We as humans are composed of minds, bodies and souls. We are sacred temples, gifts from God. We have a responsibility to take care of our whole selves, and many of us have fallen short.

Our society emphasizes the importance of education and the arts. We stimulate our minds with reading, writing and arithmetic. We listen to music and create art. It is expected that we nurture our minds.

Our society also emphasizes the importance of health. We stimulate our bodies with exercise and regular activity. We are encouraged to eat healthy and practice preventative health care. It is expected that we nurture our bodies.

Our society, however, de-emphasizes the importance of God. God has slowly been removed from the public eye. In trying to "respect" all religions by not focusing on any one in particular, we have given the impression that it is not acceptable to nurture our souls by way of our faith, whatever it may be.

We cannot be whole or healthy if we do not satisfy all our needs — those of the mind, body and soul. What I believe is wrong with society — our culture, our government, our brothers and sisters who’ve gone astray — is the lack of God. God nourishes our souls. He is the reason to live and why we live. If you don’t have that reason to live, you won’t ever respect life.

The blame doesn’t lie in one specific person, or in guns, knives or bombs. It lies in neglecting God.

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