Friday, December 31, 2010
I just came back from a brief walk in the undeveloped subdivision next to ours.Five years ago they cleared the field,put in a road and then,nothing happened.I wish you could see how tall the bronze grass is and the acres of Loblolly pines that have sprung up.It's peaceful;bird song and the waving grass is all you hear.
As I neared the end of my walk, this thought came,"I should write about the holy places in my life:places where I have received insight,felt extraordinary love,places of unimaginable co-incidences."And so I will do that and in the doing I will be blessed again.
It is not always in chapels that these things happen but they occur there too.As examples let me list some of them:
-The Painted Desert
-my sister's hospital room
-the labyrinth at a retreat house in Still Point, New York
-a side chapel at the Basilica of St.Clare in Assisi.
-the snow covered trees behind my house.
These are a few places.Perhaps by reading about this, you may think of your own or start looking for them.This visible world is a sacred place and the invisible world is so close to it that only the thickness of a butterfly's wing separates the two.
Hnag on,it's going to be a bumpy ride !