Social justice, human dignity, community awareness, liberation, and other issues often come to the forefront of a discussion about spiritual formation.
However, our participation in these alone does not result in spiritual formation.
Spiritual formation must involve the following:
1) God: There is no spiritual formation without Him.
2) Holy Spirit: We don’t know the full depths of His activity, but He is essential to spiritual formation.
3) Jesus: The cornerstone to our spiritual house, and without Him there is no formation.
4) The Word: This book guides us in the spiritual formation needed to complete and perfect us for every task.
Spiritual formation requires all four.