Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Thin Places

The Irish have a name for places where the Presence of God is so strong they act like portals between this world and another. They call them 'thin places', and it's a place where you sense God's spirit and proximity in powerful ways. They can be very ordinary, or quite exotic.

One of the reasons we need to know our favorite 'thin places' is that they have the power to recharge our spirit. We have to know where to go when our spiritual flame is flickering.

Hildegard of Bingen coined the term 'green power' to describe the divine power of creation to speak into our human spirit.

You never enjoy the world aright till the sea floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars; and percieve yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world, and more than so, because men are in it who are every one sole heirs as well as you. Seventeenth-century Anglican priest Thomas Traherne

Where are your thin places?


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