When spirituality is viewed as a static possession,
the way to spiritual wholeness is seen as the acquisition of
information and techniques that enable us to gain possession
of the desired state of spirituality.
He goes on to discuss how spiritual formation is not like a vending machine that we put our money in and collect our item(s) of choice from the bottom. Rather, spiritual formation is the "the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others." Spiritual formation is not about our preferences, but about God perfecting God's Will in us that we may look more like Jesus!