Every day I question my appearance. I ask myself, what makes me ……. me? If I lose a part of me will I still be me? These questions may not make sense to you but these are some things that I ask myself.
When it comes to the human body, I feel as if I am a spirit that is temporary occupying this piece of flesh. The body is what God gives you, to maintain until he calls you home. Some may think that your body defines you but I beg to differ. For instance, in class we discussed how some people feel incomplete if part of their body is missing. If I were to give a kidney to anyone who needed it, I believe I could do it with no remorse. Others may feel as if the part that they have donated will always be a part of themselves, meaning that wherever that piece of the body is, they will be there also.
Spirituality and the body are two different things. Think of a present. How the box looks on the outside doesn’t really matter, what matters is the gift on the inside. What’s meaningful, about the gift? When you throw the box away, do you consider it just a box? Or do you keep the box because that’s what the gift came out of, so it is part of the gift. Without the box is the gift the same?