Live always at the edge of poetic possibilty, even in the face of severe prose. - Walter Bruggemann
Friday, June 6, 2008
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
I've said before that cats are everywhere in Israel. This mother and her kitty's live next door to me. Although, one morning last week, very early in the morning, I went outside and she was sleeping right outside of my door. A moment of grace.
Journal. Diary. Copious Notes. Musings. Thought. Reflection. Observation. Welcome to A Thin Place. All of this, maybe more, is a record of my year in Jerusalem - the thinest place on earth.
A "thin place", in Celtic tradition, is someplace, anyplace, where the spiritual world and the mortal world come so close to one another that you almost see, definitely feel, and maybe even can touch the presence of God. I suspect that my life in Israel will contain moments of clarity just like this. The opaque will become translucent, the hazy clear, and God's presence a reality.
After serving congregations in Fairfield, Bridgeport, and Wilton, CT I am the Senior Redevelopment Pastor at Orange Congregational Church in Orange, CT. Prior to that I lived in Jerusalem (the real one) and I have three GORGEOUS children, the loves of my life.