Paul said, “stumbling block.” He chose his words very wisely, as always. He didn’t say we’re doomed by simple behaviors. He meant that sometimes the simplest of acts, even as innocuous as eating, can trip you into places that you didn’t expect you’d go. He was talking about being “mindful”. Western religions don’t overtly speak in terms of mindfulness. That’s a very eastern understanding of spiritual development.
Humans have accomplished great things in the humanities, sciences and arts. We also unleashed many errors. Our varying cultures are well and good, like the practice of gift giving on Christmas, but more important is our spiritual right to Gods great love and the receiving and union with the Spirit that is Holy, all of which has been made possible by the birth Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ.
You connect with God in your being by the manifestation of The Spirit of Love, inside and around you, coming from and received by you.
You’ll end up dreaming about complex ideas in the full IMAX effect and live in a state of philosophical inquiry all day long.
Coming across someone who has an abundance of the Spirit inside them is a wonder. You can feel it just being around them. Some describe it like a beautiful warmth or a strange new kind of love. It’s like being around a spirit of joy, happiness, renewal, energy, clarity, and peace.
Philosophy causes a psychological state of determinism. “This is what I believe and thus I will act accordingly.”
All of Gods children can sleep soundly knowing that Christ and the angels watch over us. God will care for you, but one of his key instruments for good is us.