Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to tell the story of Public Safety Ministries and the concept of Spiritual Fitness with the Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary Club. I’ve shared stories with the group a few time in the past and I always enjoy the opportunity to get together with this wonderful service oranization.
After the meeting one of my friends gave me a few suggestions on my presentation. One suggestion was that I come up with a one sentence definition of Spiritual Fitness that people could take with them. I’ve made several attempts at a simple definition, but it always ended up with more words that I’d like, so I’ve avoided writing it down. But in the spirit of Monday’s Post, and Bob’s suggestion I came up with the following definition:
Spiritual Fitness in the Public Safety Professions
The ability to perform the essential functions of a public safety professional’s duties and responsibilities that require specific spiritual capabilities and aptitudes.
or a shorter (giving up excess words for Lent) version:
The ability to perform the essential spiritual functions of a public safety occupation.
I could, and proably will, eventually give you more background to the reasoning behind choosing these words. But again, in the spirit of Mondays post, I’ll stop right here.