Sea of Faith Hawke's Bay Group

We welcomes all who are willing to explore religion and spirituality without fear. Radical views and contemporary concerns are debated, traditional doctrines and practices are questioned in order to renew or reject them. Is available to people of all beliefs or of no belief who are searching for and wanting to practice a new kind of open-minded, open hearted faith. *Spirituality can be defined as a sensitivity to the things of the human spirit such as caring , justice, beauty and truth.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Quotes from Looking in the Distance

Quotes from "Looking in the Distance" by the former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway.

1) On Death.
When the map of life is complete and when we die in the richness of our history,some among the living will miss us for a while,but the earth will go on without us. Its day is longer than ours, though we know now that it too will die. Our brief finitude is but a beautiful spark in the vast darkness of space. So we should live the fleeting day with passion, and when the night comes, depart from it with grace.

2)On the Absence of God.

Even though we experience God as absent,we should continue to live as though he were present in love.

3) On Wanting Final Answers.

We want answers, explanations, portable idols. This is the attraction of all explanatory systems. It accounts, for instance, for the current appeal of a Christian education course called Alpha, which gives briskly confident answers to all of life's puzzling questions.

This was contributed by Alan Goss.


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