Last week we heard Madeleine L’Engle warn us of the walls we can allow to be created between us and others.
In part she wrote,
“The house of God … is a cross where time and eternity meet, and where we are – or should be – challenged to live more vulnerably, more interdependently.” (From: “A Stone for a Pillow”)
What does this have to do with our ongoing concern with spiritual practices?
Think about church for a moment. We hope church is a place in which we practice fellowship, community, support, love, encouragement, acceptance … (should I go on?).
How does the ongoing practice of fellowship and community lead us to a life of “vulnerably” and “interdependence”? Do we lean to trust God more? Do we learn to trust others more? Do we gain a vision and strength that leads us to reach out to others, to be vulnerable to their pains, to share those pains and to offer them strength?
Does that lead to breaking down walls?
What wall do you see that you can help tear down?