Spirituality: Experiencing the everyday world as grace
Philosophy & Religious Studies
This essay discusses spirituality as opening toward the experience of interconnectedness which forms the world. It interprets God as an empowering presence within the gracious quality of being reaching toward us through the connectedness. The essay draws upon Masao Abe's notion of sunyata and Heidegger's description of the everyday world to discuss the interdependency which finds us within one another's care, though this is generally taken for granted and lies hidden. Spirituality experiences this connectedness as gift and opens the possibility of care. By associating care with the empowering presence of God, we move beyond the dualism which otherwise sets apart God and world, God and humans. © 1998, The College Theology Society. All rights reserved.
Sabatino, Charles J., "Spirituality: Experiencing the everyday world as grace" (1998). Articles & Book Chapters. 424.