What Defines You? - We're More than Just Our Physical Bodies
Video from Green Renaissance
"Opening ourselves up and truly exposing who we are can be scary. We find it difficult to honestly express our insecurities and fears. We stuff our feelings deep down inside and wear a mask on our face that says to the world, 'I’m fine.' We live behind walls and avoid being vulnerable. But to fully feel love and connection, we need to be vulnerable. Vulnerability connects us. It is a great gift we give to another person, when we let them see all of who we are. And this opens the door for them to share all of themselves with us too. 'Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness, will we discover the infinite power of our light.' – Brene Brown Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. Featuring Danielsun Okeyo." from video introduction.
Christian theologians throughout history agree that the Bible reveals human beings as fatally comprised, as the Athanasian Creed says, of a “rational soul and flesh,” meaning an immaterial and a material.
These two dimensions of our existence are not designed to be torn apart, but due to sin and its wages (Romans 6:23) we experience the tragic as they are torn apart in death. The ultimate goal of what Jesus purchased on the cross, and the ultimate hope of the Christian faith, is not disembodied souls living heaven after bodily death, but the resurrection of the body in the new heaven and new earth.