In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28Read More
Joy teaches him to rise, to stand and move out through the opening the light has madeSabbaths 2001, I. Wendell BerryRead More
O Christ, will You help me on the wild waves? St. Brendan's PrayerRead More
What is this wondrous mystery unfolding within me? I have no words to name it, for that One is above all praise, transcends all words St.Symeon the New TheologianRead More
I tell you, do not worry about your life Matthew 6:25Read More
It is morning, afternoon or evening. Begin A Book of Hours, Thomas MertonRead More
The soul, that glancing, Aeolian*, thing, elusive as a butterfly. C G JungRead More
Suilven's a place that gives more than a basket of trout. it opens the space it lives in and a heaven's revealed, in glimpses No accident, Norman MacCaigRead More
Together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. Genesis 11: 31Read More
The Lord will guard your coming and your going both now and forever. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Faith is not so much a noun as a verb.
The in-between places
On looking at faith transitions we are considering the in-between places in our journey of faith. It’s where there is some form of crossing over or passing on and through some identity, understanding or way of being. It may be a step, a fall, a wrestle into a stage of faith. We may picture it as diving through air into water, entering into and out of cloud or crossing some threshold, maybe shedding a skin.
From what to? To what?
A vast array of feelings may be experienced: anxiety, exhilaration; a sense of having arrived or having exited the familiar. What on earth is actually happening and why and to what end, we wonder. We may discover what helps and what obstructs transition: places, love, imagery, suffering. There are the dynamics of choice: denial, indecision, letting go and grasping onto. Biblical metaphors abound of deserts, of light and dark, of exile and homecoming, of ascent and descent. There is also the role that archetypes and sacraments play in our journey with and towards Jesus. What transition am I currently experiencing? Are any biblical characters currently journeying with you?