Wednesday, October 29, 2003

I've been reading Thomas Keneally's The Office of Innocence. It's a great novel, which says some very honest things about the illusions and fantasies of being in ministry. One phrase from the conclusion stood out: the main character is said to be "depending on the spaciousness of Christ". It's a beautiful phrase that rang so many bells for me. I suspect that Christ is more spacious than we give often think. But to depend on that spaciousness is to know that we are on the edge of ordinary religiosity. This is not a safe place ...

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