Rick Underwood

Dear Friends,

As we close out our discussion today and tomorrow, please share any other reflections you have on the readings.  I am adding an article that you may have seen.  This kind of research approaches religious involvement from a healthy perspective.  Would value your thoughts on this article and others like it that identify specific health benefits from spirituality and faith participation.

Obviously, by examing the unhealthy manifestations of religion, healthy dimensions arise such as keeping our focus and worship on God, confronting our overinvestment in the things of this life, avoiding magical thinking, etc. we discover the balance needed to enjoy the benefits of a healthy spiritual life.

For me the most important thing I do to stay grounded is to have a community of fellow travellers like this group to discuss, confess, share, question my thoughts, actions and motivations.

Thank you.