Monday, May 22, 2006

An Answer

I am reading Peter Short's new book, Outside Eden, so that I can write a short review of it for our church newsletter. Peter is on leave from our church because he was elected the moderator of the United Church of Canada. I read this on page 71, "We don't go to church because God is present there. We go to church because in most of our experience, most of the time, God is absent. Oh, there is the rare and stunning moment God's appearing in the landscape of the day, but it is a brief and passing moment. "

1 comment:

Poor Mad Peter said...

I need to noodle on that one: God being present in church, i think, is equally a rarity. Then again, maybe not... :)