After a while I decided to tell him who I was. Without missing a step in his Wellington boots or looking round, he said only “Ah ken that.” This was an unexpected response that forced me to look back hard to see if I could ever remember meeting an older me. I couldn’t.
“Letting you go has always been difficult.” I haven’t seen her since 1991, and still she remains one of the growing number of people for whom my desire to see again and hold close knows no limit. She told me stories, she tucked me into bed at night, fretted over me when I was sick, … Continue reading Open Your Hand and Let Go
Follow @UrFhasaidh One of the most popular misconceptions of the Christian faithful is that they are forever praying. In my own experience I have found this to be rather far from the truth. Being woken at four o’clock in the morning by my Muslim roommates at an interfaith conference some years ago I was asked, … Continue reading Meditation is Pointless
People who come to religion desiring an end of suffering or the turmoil of real life do so in vain. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth,” said the Nazarene, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Through the ages the lives of the saints have … Continue reading Making Sense of the Chaos