You Are More Than Just a Body

Soul ThirstSeascape by Marek Ruzyk

Thought for the Week

I still have a lot left to learn. But one thing I know is this: I’m not here to simply live until I die. I’m here to grow my soul, to tend and nurture it. And whether I do, or whether I let it shrivel away to nothing—that is what will determine whether I really live.

“If you do not understand even life, how can you understand death?” ~Confucius

“The soul must not boast that it is more holy than the body, for only in that it has climbed down into the body and works through its limbs can the soul attain to its own perfection. The body, on the other hand, may not brag of supporting the soul, for when the soul leaves, the flesh falls into decay.” ~Martin Buber

“For what will it profit you if you gain the whole world, but lose your soul?” ~Matthew 16:26

A moment to brag: The quote in the picture is by my nephew Jordan Christensen.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
This entry was posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to You Are More Than Just a Body

  1. feistyfroggy says:

    Great thoughts!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. simplywendi says:

    thank you for sharing these……….God bless you!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Gary Fultz says:

    Jordan sure nailed it. And, you have way more than a restless leg syndrome for getting out there and really living.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I’m glad you shared your nephew’s quote with us. Your own opening thoughts are good reminders that all we really have is the “present time” so, live it to the best – this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Gloryteller says:

    So true! I LIKE the way you express yourself, Brother! Have a meaningful Advent!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. numrhood says:

    matthew 41:51 fear not

    Liked by 1 person

  7. That is an awesome quote from your nephew!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. As George MacDonald said: “You have a body. You are a soul.”

    Liked by 1 person

  9. revruss1220 says:

    Great thoughts for today. I am especially impressed with your nephew’s keen insight. Deep thoughts clearly run through your family.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Aimee P says:

    Love the thought of the week! Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Ann Coleman says:

    All good quotes, but my favorite is the first one.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Pingback: You Are More Than Just a Body – Black6entertainment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s