Are you looking at the cheese or the holes?

December 23, 2008 | No comments yet

I had to laugh when I read the following quote from the “Thoughts on the business of life,” page at the end of a recent Forbes magazine. The page included several quotes poking fun at absurdities, silliness and nonsensical ways of humanity.

Bertolt Brecht is quoted as saying,

“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?”

I thought about the relationship between Spirit and matter, and I asked, “What happens to matter when spirit is gone?” Matter is like the holes in Swiss cheese, and Spirit is like the substance.

Isn’t this so true?

I mean really, if there was no Spirit, what would there be? With no Spirit, there is no thought, no consciousness, no love, no joy, no feeling…no anything. There is nothing without Spirit. And that’s what matter essentially is, nothing. Spirit is everything.

Some would argue that matter carries spirit and is necessary for Spirit to be expressed. But this is backward reasoning. If matter was primary, than matter would be something without Spirit. But it is not. Matter is mindless dirt. Spirit gives life, not empty atoms. Jesus proved this on the cross. His physical body died, but his Spirit, or God, lived on, sustaining him in Mind. Jesus lifted the body out of the tomb in three days proving Spirit superior, and not dependent upon matter for existence.

In the material sense of things, it appears that Spirit is dependent upon physicality for expression and identity, but this is only a limited concept of spiritual reality. As human thought is spiritualized, the objects and things of matter become less and less to the human sense, and the ideas of God become more and more. Heaven is a complete realization of spiritual reality in which all things are seen as purely spiritual, and there is no sense of matter anymore.

Spirit is substance. Matter is not.

Spirit is “the cheese.” Matter is “the holes.”

Are you looking at the cheese or the holes?



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