Of course, we are free to show interest and understanding for the various forms of spirituality. But what is dangerous is to be dispersed, to never choose an inner method of work and to stick with it. The question is not about whether to be Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist or none of the above. The question is – and it arises for everyone, believer or non-believer – to focus on some essential spiritual truths and to work at putting them into practice. Because spirituality is not an optional field that can be chosen or not, as it is with other disciplines: languages, arts, sports, etc. Given the structure of the human being, spirituality is a vital necessity for him, and as long as he does not become aware of this necessity, he will engage in activities that are absurd and dangerous for himself and others. The way he is built, he has an essential need to find food for his soul and his spirit.
Daily Meditations 2004, February 25