Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “I am fully convinced that the soul is indestructible, and that its activity will continue through eternity.”
Philosopher Teilhard de Chardin said it like this: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
The ancient Hebrews did not draw a sharp line between the physical and the spiritual. They understood the interplay between the two. Modern medicine is coming to the same conclusion.
A study by Purdue University found that people who practice their religion regularly develop only half as many medical problems as nonbelievers. “We have recently completed a systematic review of over 1,200 studies on the effects of religion on health,” the study concluded. “The vast majority of these studies show a relationship between greater religious involvement and better mental and physical health, and lower use of health services.”
This confirms what most of us already knew. Believers are happier, more at peace, and healthier. So if you are unhealthy, I suggest you visit the Great Physician.