“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20).
The world has never lacked in its interest of all things spiritual, but it is an ethereal, baseless, subjective kind of spirituality. Few, on the other hand, are interested in a spirituality rooted in a cross and the burden of carrying that cross. The apostle Paul considers as spiritual only those who have been so apprehended by the cross that their lives have been radically transformed. Any form of spirituality apart from the cross is but an exaltation of self.