Feb 6

newspaperThe following is text that appeared recently in the religion column of the ‘Advocate’ newspaper, a periodical from Tasmania.  It is re-printed here with permission.

I have been reading a book called “The Spirituality Revolution” by David Tacey,  one of Australia’s leading thinkers on spirituality. David calls on the church to recognise that “if God is alive and active in the world, then God will be creative in the world, beckoning us to new transformations”.

Perhaps God is calling us to befriend the emerging questions of our time, and listen to those who feel disillusioned with the institutional church in its various forms, I believe that we in the church often diminish God in people’s understanding by sounding as though we are the custodians of truth. God is much bigger than any of our institutions and stated beliefs and forms of worship. Words are icons that can encapsulate some of the truth, but not all of it. One day we will see Truth face to face, and there will be no more need for words. As St. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13, “Now we see through a glass dimly; then face to face”.

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