Physical Health vs Spiritual Health

Physical Health vs. Spiritual Health

So many of us, myself included, spend time working to be physically healthy and in good shape. I read blogs, pin workout routines, head to the gym and watch what I eat.  The physical health of my family is also a top priority by paying attention to what I feed my family, teaching them healthy habits and encouraging my children to get daily physical exercise.  

Yet, I must ask myself,


I work hard to get into good physical shape, but what hard work do I do to get into good spiritual shape? 

 Do I work as hard at my faith life as I do working out at the gym?  

Is the spiritual health of my family as high a priority as the type of food they put into their bodies?   

If I am truthful, I admit that I’ve been guilty of placing more attention on their physical health on a regular basis than I do on their spiritual health.  This is a bit lopsided, after all one of my main jobs as a parent is to help my children get to know Jesus and get to Heaven.  How do I work to achieve that goal?  How do I show their spiritual health as a top priority in the midst of our busy lives?  
While I pray and think over these questions, I’d love to hear how you work on a daily basis to get yourself and your family in good spiritual shape.  Do you work as hard on your spiritual health as you do your physical health?  
"Learn to be stronger in spirit than in your muscles. If you are, you will be real apostles of faith in God." Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati


Lisa Henley Jones