Friday, June 24, 2005

An agnostic's faith

There was a time in my life when I was deeply into the medieval Christian mystics -- John of the Cross, Meister Eckhart, Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich -- and readers of Honey From Stone will know that those writers exerted a considerable influence on my life. From them I learned that even the mundane is shot through with wonder, the commonplace more worthy of awe than all the so-called miracles. Julian of Norwich writes: "See! I am God. See! I am in everything. See! I never lift my hands off my works, nor will I ever. See! I lead everything toward the purpose for which I ordained it."

See! See! See! See! Good advice. Paying attention. And seeing grandeur everywhere.