Saturday, December 4, 2010

"...a silent openness to God..."

Thoughts possibly of use in our sour economy and the hectic obligations of "the holiday season",

"Our own culture, a culture in which so often it seems that 'love has grown cold', is one in which work is so often an anxious and obsessive matter, as if our whole value as human beings depended upon it; and so, consequently, unemployment, still a scourge and threat in these uncertain financial times, comes to seem like a loss of dignity and meaning in life. We live in an age where there is a desperate need to recover the sense of dignity of both labor and leisure and the necessity of a silent openness to God that allows our true character to grow and flourish by participating in an eternal love." Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, quoted in the November - December Oblate Letter from Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

I am left to wonder if he should have said, "...God's intended character..." because the current wording might strike a casual reader as a bit new age-ish.