I saw this bumper sticker on a car while I was in Charlottesville, VA with some friends last week. It was yet another view of what in the world we are and of what we are made. This bumper sticker communicates the idea that we are predominantly spiritual beings, though we are in the physical world. I have to assume that this was not a Christian bumper sticker, and so I found the emphasis on the spiritual world to be surprising.
In class, we talked about what makes up a person and whether a person is material or immaterial. We concluded that a person is both material and immaterial. 2 Corinthians 5:15 agrees with this by speaking of the body as a tent: a person is both a tent and the occupant. The danger we run into is when we find ourselves focusing too much on one and neglecting the other.
My interpretation of this bumper sticker is that its writer has a fairly good view of what a person is. He understands that we are both spiritual and physical and that you cannot have one without the other. Counseling does not help a person by only focusing on the spiritual aspect or only focusing on the physical aspect. Why? Because we are both and we are both quite beautifully. On the other hand, one could argue that this bumper sticker is too focused on the spiritual aspect of people and that we are also a physical being, not just having a physical experience. Though this is true, I think it is fair and good to put emphasis on the spiritual, immaterial part, because these bodies will come and go, but the soul and the immaterial part lasts forever.