Spirit as a Faculty or Property of the Soul
Spirit and Soul as Distinct Substances
In Christ, we are truly free to be the authentic self that our culture so often wants to find in other places. In Christ, we are free from the lies and half-truths that eat away at our souls. We can rid ourselves of hypocrisy and inevitably collapsing self-aggrandizement by reveling in the freedom won for us by Christ. In Christ, we can cast aside the concerns that drive us toward that which we are not.
When we take the judgment of others upon ourselves, when we withhold forgiveness, when we condemn, we cut ourselves off from happiness. When we emulate the love of Christ, one that does not hoard but overflows, we tap into the essence of happiness; the very nature of God.