Asking a person is easy. At least, some people are all to eager to tell you about their religion and spiritual life.
Asking is a fine way to have a conversation, provided you really wish to hear the answer. 😉
This holiday season I received my annual communication from a distant relative GLADYS. She lives for her church, volunteers generously, and is as sweet as she could be. Nothing but religion really matters for her, far as I know. So she sent a Christmas card to our family, getting our first names right but the last names wrong.
GLADYS’ card arrived a month early, perhaps so she could produce greater impact than any other, lesser, cards we might receive during the actual Christmas season. Enclosed in the envelope was a nicely printed religious tract, going into generous detail.
Yes, some people are all too eager to tell us about their spiritual lives. They may believe they get extra points for missionary work — and who am I to say? Maybe they receive those points, too.
But isn’t Earth School a funny place? What we’re really curious about doesn’t necessarily show on the surface of life at all. “Being a spiritual person” is a great example because the deep truth of the matter does not lie on the surface of self-description.