In her book, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, Episcopal priest and college professor, Barbara Brown Taylor, summons us to that life and gives guidance for embracing it. I love the way she calls to us with the voice of Holy Wisdom (Proverbs 1.20-21):
"What is saving my life now is the conviction that there is no spiritual treasure to be found apart from the bodily human experience of human life on earth.
In a world of too much information about almost everything, bodily practices can provide great relief. To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger---these activities require no extensive commentary or lucid theology. All they require is someone willing to bend, reach, chop, stir. . . .
In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life. . . .
So welcome to your priesthood, practiced at the altar of your own life. The good news is that you have everything you need to begin."