Monday, 21 October 2013

Living with Jesus at the Centre

I have started reading Henri Nouwen's Letters to Marc about Jesus (DLT, 1987) in which he seeks to explore the essentials of the Christian faith in a series of seven letters to his nephew Marc.

In the first letter he says something about spirituality and the way it impacts people.  It is certainly true that spirituality is big in our society.  Many who turn from the church look for spiritual fulfilment in other places.  In many ways I think our essential task is to discover how we can speak in to that gap that people recognise and look to fill.  Nouwen describes the essence of his spirituality as 'living with Jesus at the centre'.

That's what we need to be doing - and, if we are, the doing will keep us on track.

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