Saturday, June 08, 2013

A sort of a Christian Maslow's Hierarchy

I thought of this, this morning - it is based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Need. Click on the picture to enlarge if you can't read the text. It makes sense, but I wonder if it is true. If we do not feel more truly ourselves does that mean that we are out of step with Jesus?
Or does he expect us to be willing to live and work in a way that goes against the grain?

2 comments:

avowofconversation said...

While I wouldn't express it in those words, I do think that there is truth in this - that growth in Christ is about discovering (rediscovering) our own deepest identity. Or, in patristic language, of regaining the likeness to God that is our deepest identity. However, I also think that we should be wary about relying too much on what we feel, or on judging this in a subjective and superficial way, for such growth is a long-term process and is not without challenges and opposition.

Btw, I once wrote something on the "against the grain" imagery here.

FWIW...

Macrina

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks Macrina. I think you have described the difficulty well. I know that I want the pyramid to be a true reflection ie I want to be happy serving God!