Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"There's no place like home:" latest essay at the Episcopal Café

So much for no blogging. Today happens to be the day that my July essay is published at The Episcopal Café, and I promised you a link. Here it is, with a couple of teaser paragraphs below. (Neither is the paragraph on the Café front page, which really does not summarize or call attention to the major point of the piece. I think someone on the editorial staff just grabbed it because it sounded Lambeth-y, which the piece is not, at least directly. It's very much a personal reflection -- with broader implications.)

... This land is not my land nor the land my body loves. It is not the place of my birth. In other ways it is becoming home, not least because of the church. These simultaneous truths speak to me as I walk, step by step, on a quiet summer evening in a labyrinth bounded with stone.

... my life has schooled me for the church, for broad belonging, for holding many people – and peoples – in my heart at once. It is no accident that theologies of the communion of saints and of the body of Christ are among those I treasure most and find most sustaining. ...

Read it all here. The permanent link is here.

And if you are so moved, do write something in the Comments section at the Café. It's good for them to know that I have more than two readers. :-)

(If you have never commented at the Episcopal Café before, it's a bit arduous as you have to go through a sign-in procedure, but it's worth it and you will be signed up forever after that.)

Of course, Acts of Hope welcomes your comments right here, too. Thanks!


Wormwood's Doxy said...

Per your request, Mademoiselle... ;-)

It was a great essay. Made me think about all the places that have formed me...

Jane R said...

Ooh, you wrote comments at the Café? Thanks. (I haven't checked the comments there yet.) I meant there, not here, though I love hearing from you here. :-)

Especially since you are so busy these days. Hey, I met two fabulous dogs c/o friends during the last couple of days. More off blog.

johnieb said...

I just left a comment on this, and on Jim's latest from Lambeth: go and see, that is, if you're online. :-)

Jane R said...

Thanks! If it's your first comment at the Café, it may take a while for it to appear, because they do comments moderation. But it will show up eventually. I bow to you, loyal reader.

Okay, off to work I go.