The short form of what I said is the universe is the offspring of the "tension" of spirit and matter. All things are composed of the relation between the two.
We are smitten by "the thingly things." We should not forget their Source -- that's the most important thing....
Thanks so much for writing, dear brother in Christ!
Smitten is the best word.. God is Spirit, the father, son and Holy Spirit and probably the seven spirits of God are Spirits also(Rev.).. Angels are spirits, Satan and minions are spirits and last of all WE are spirits.. Its a very spiritual place we live in.. For all I know plants and animals, even insects have some level of spiritual life.. maybe even microbes.. Hey how can you tell when a carrot dies?.. Are carrots alive?.. Oh! well.. nobody seems to know what life is.. Don't even ask what spirit/Spirit is?..
Darn you always present the hardest of questions/subjects.. The source of matter is probably spirit.. The question is which is the most tangible.. The worms eye view says matter.. but that could be WRONG..