So far in our blog on Total Wholeness, we have discussed the main 7 members that form your personality. We have been concentrating on ‘The Body’ in the part of our blog. We have defined the body as ‘The physical outer shell that houses our spirit and our being. However, because our modern worldview has been influenced by Greek philosophy and Greek thinking, we have tended to minimize the importance of the body.
The Bible gives the body more significance than we are ordinarily taught in the modern western culture. It is to be viewed with dignity and not just a necessary addition to the spirit. Hebrew thinking perceives the body as an outward expression or physical extension of the spirit or ‘inner man’ .