If our world were perfect, the two words would walk hand in hand. If you were religious, you would be default, be spiritual. However, the world isn't perfect, in fact, it's far from perfect.
Today, the term religious stands for those who are attending church on a fairly regular basis. These people are searching for a way to heave and a way to make a difference, however, they often get caught up in the rat race of rules that require them to do things in a specific fashion.
On the other hand, those who are spiritual consider themselves to be good people as well. They don't however, attend church on a regular basis like those who are religious do.
Is one group more important than the other? Is one group right and one group wrong? The truth is, no. Plain and simple. Both groups have valuable insight to share with one another. They are going about their lives differently yet they are seeking the same goals.
Those in churches are hoping to help the poor and the homeless. Those who are spiritual are hoping to help them as well. So what is different? Those who are religious are seeking to do it under the covering of a denomination or church. Those who are spiritaul are seeking to do it with other groups and friends in an effort to work and live amongst the poor and needy.
Is one group more correct? Likely not. They are both correct in recognizing the need for help. they are both correct in recognizing that there is a need at all. However, they are going about the solution differently. Either group has good ideas to learn more from each other.
When Jesus walked on this earth, he walked and lived amongst some of the most needy on this earth. He hung out with those who weren't leading stellar lives. He showed no fear only compassion.
Many in churches are afraid to help for fear of being drug down themselves. Those who are spiritual aren't letting that concern drive them, in fact, they are going a step further and living amongst those who are in need in an effort to help releive poverty and homelessness.
It's important to remember that there is a separation of church and state yet there is a concern for those who are in need. Many states are doing little to combat poverty and homelessness, spiritual people are seeking to reduce the incidence of poverty and homelessness by working together to find a solution.
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