Saturday, August 28, 2010

Illumination

Can we connect with the sacred in nature when we are urban-dwellers? This question was raised at the Sea of Faith conference where I gave a talk on 'The Sacred in Nature'. I thought of this blog, where so many of the images that inspire me are taken from my city walks.
Late this afternoon after the conference, I took a favourite coastal route. The light was rapidly failing, but there across the water, illumination struck. When I was a child, we always took such rays as a sign that God was in heaven. I wouldn't put it that way now, but even so, I felt touched by grace as my feet found their way homeward.

4 comments:

lifeonthecutoff said...

So graceful, indeed, Juliet. Thank you.

Joan said...

Oh I love this Juliette, because it brings to mind an experience i had in Europe, of light across water. I haven't time to write of it now but I will. I always look forward to your posts.

Marilyn said...

When I was a child I would get off the school bus at the end of the day and walk the rest of the way and I loved it when I saw rays of sunlight shining down on our house, I used to see the rays as grace shining down on my home, my refuge. It stills feels special to me when I see rays shining down like this.

juliet said...

What a lovely story; thank you Marilyn.