In Celtic Spirituality there is a term used to describe places where the earth and the sky seem to touch each other. Thin Spaces are locales where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and you are able to catch glimpses of the divine or the transcendent or as one theologian has described it, the Infinite Whatever.
When you find a Thin Space, you will know it is unique, it will be special for you and it will be like being on sacred ground. It will bring to a standstill the rush of life. The awareness of the divine will leave a lasting image on your soul, your heart and your mind.
My Thin Space has always been at St. Mary Anne’s on Christmas Eve. From our very first Christmas, 45 years ago, Lynne and I have always been very aware of the beauty and majesty of this Thin Space and presence of the Divine that transcends reality on this holy night.
Walking across the church yard to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus, I have always believed that in those special moments I could embrace the divine nature of God. The singing of carols, the readings of the Holy Scripture, the celebration of the Eucharist and being with believers creates that place of Infinite Whatever.
Thin Space is truly the place where heaven and earth touch, where God connects with family and love becomes more than just a word. It becomes reality.
As we prepare for the coming of Jesus, be alert for the Thin Spaces in your lives and rejoice in the power of Jesus who brings love, peace and joy.
God bless you always,
Bud and Lynne Shand