Reflection 24th March 2013

Via Negativa
Why no! I never thought other than
That God is the great absence
In our lives, the empty silence
Within, the place where we go
Seeking, not in hope to
Arrive or find. He keeps the interstices
In our knowledge, the darkness
Between stars. His are the echoes
We follow, the footprints he has just
Left. We put our hands in
His side hoping to find
It warm. We look at people
And places as though he had looked
At them, too; but miss the reflection.
–R.S. Thomas, Welsh poet and Anglican priest

(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)

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