The body is an important and integrated part of the total person. Neglected or poor bodily and mental health go hand in hand. Dancing against the reality of this notion as whole persons has led us down the road to a shadow of human interrelation and existence. We no longer know how to relate to one another due to a distorted view of the body as separate from who we are as persons.
Jan. 23, 2023 - The Culture Translator
Rev. Jonathan Lee Walton called out social and spiritual alienation as root causes of this trend, saying, “We are normalizing diseases of despair like loneliness, addiction, and gun violence. Social media, Zoom church, remote work, and virtual reality may be ‘convenient,’ but they are morally anemic substitutes for human connection.”
We were never meant to live this way: treating our bodies as if they are instruments to be mastered or property to do with as we wish. We have an innate need for relationship, and it is best experienced as embodied beings in relationship with one another.
Further developments of these thoughts to come....
photo by Jeanne S. Mam-Luft
I'm a Christ-follower, passionate about moving in truth/love and intellectual rigor through all things faith + art. A professional Dance Artist and fancying myself an amateur Christian Apologist, I’m committed to moving in the liminal space between catastrophic reverence of God and a quaking humility that intentionally keeps the tremors of Grace close at hand.