A comment someone made on Sunday at a Spirit in Practice Workshop at my Church, made reference to us all being spirits stuck in clay vessels--rather than vessels with a spirit or soul. I'm not a big Bible fan, so as soon as I heard the comment, I couldn't stop thinking about a Golem. Today I searched for that reference on Google and found a great Corinthians quote:
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen."
2 Corinthians 4:7-12; 16-18 (NIV)