Are you a body with a spirit or a spirit with a body? This is not cute wordsmithing. This question and your answer makes all the difference in the salvation of the world.
The answer, according to A Course In Miracles, is that you are a spirit with a body, and it is in the mind that miracles occur not in the body.
The body is constantly changing and is not permanent, but the mind is eternal and lives for ever in its unification with the Tao, the Oneness that some call the God Force, the Ground of our Being.
At Unitarian Universalism: A Way Of Life we teach that the Holy Spirit resides in the relationship when people join together in a common purpose of becoming aware of their holiness and the holiness of all. It is this joining that Jesus is referring to when He says that people will know His disciples by their love for one another.
The first principle of Unitarian Universalism is to covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This “person” is not the body, but the Spirit, the Divine Spark within every human being and all living things.
Today I will apply the advice of Peace Pilgrim who said that when she meets people she looks for the Divine Spark within them and focuses on that.