THE AKEANON BUKIDNON WOMEN FARMERS THE KAINGEROS STATE OF BEING INTO THE WOODS AND ITS POSTMODERN NOTION OF VISUALIZATION
Maria Imelda Pastrana Nabor, Ph.D
In his book “Spirituality for Mission,” Michael Collins Reilly enunciates: “Christian spirituality can be described as the daily lifestyle of the believing Christian. It is the way a person lives in a definite historical situation according to his vision of faith, that is, according to his personal assimilation of the mystery of Christ under the direction of the Holy Spirit.”4 Thus, the very core of what we call Christian spirituality is a lifestyle in faith. It is a complete surrender in Jesus Christ. Thus, no one is a tabula rasa. Everybody consciously strives for self-transcendence. Here God challenges persons to live and to love in the Christian dimension because it is love that breaks us out of our silence, self-absorption and isolation.
Illness (A.I.D.S., Cancer, S.A.R.S. stroke etc.) is a complex phenomenon. It produces despair and chaos. Persons with A.I.D.S., etc. suffer not only the collapse of body and mind caused by the opportunistic infections and tumors but also the psychological and moral anguish resulting from rejection, social stigma, and discrimination.
KEYWORDS: Spirituality, God, disorientation, Families, Darkness