Friday, September 08, 2006

369 The Spiritual Dimension of Excercise

There isn't one. Let's not confuse our bodily functions here. The buzz and mild euphoria when chemical compounds flood the bloodstream and perk up your brain during vigorous exercise is physical, not spiritual. Same with swinging, swaying, clapping, shouting and stomping with the music team backed up by electric guitars and drums waving their arms in front of the congregation. That outpouring of the spirit you feel is probably your own endorphins gushing with each repetitive chorus. It's about as spiritual as the guys who say they can worship on the golf course while getting their exercise.

4 comments:

Pittsley said...

Should we stop worshipping our Creator when we exercise?

pittsley said...

That was an arrogant way to start things off. I apologize.

What I meant was shouldn't there be a spiritual dimension to exercise? Shouldn't we make everything we do an act of worship and thanks to our Creator and Redeemer?

Norma said...

Pittsley. Sure, but that isn't the topic of this post. This is about the physical rush that exercise creates, and mistaking it for a God moment.

Pittsley said...

gotcha.