Like the word health, spirituality is hard to define in the abstract and is better understood by discussing it functionally.
It points to our relationship to the mystery dimension of human existence, the transcendent realm, the ultimate reality. It turns us to the great issues of identity, meaning, purpose, and integrity. It calls for discernment, growth in virtue, effective living, and deeper relationships.
The word raises important practical questions that are personally engaging, for instance: How can I remain composed in the midst of the tensions of life? What role can I play in establishing greater justice in society? How can your family avoid the seduction of consumerism?
James J Bacik