This blog is an accidental happening. Or maybe not. I will write bits and pieces that take my fancy from time to time.I will also post some things that appeal to me. If any of them gets your attention, that will be great. If not, horseman, passby!
The Blog title is taken from the following quotation:
God is at home. It's we who
have gone out for a walk.
The compassionate gaze
Maybe that is why icons play such a big role in many people's spirituality today. We do not so much look at icons as let them look at us. According to Rowan Williams, the skill of looking at icons, the discipline of "reading" them, is indeed the strange skill of letting yourself be seen, be read' (6). In a world in which we often feel invisible, or just seen from outside, as objects, we need to bask in the gaze of Christ or Our Lady or a saint who looks at us benevolently, who gives us, in Pope Benedict's words, the look of love for which we crave. It offers us the compassionate gaze which the CCTV camera does not give.
Pastoral care in the global village - Timothy Radcliffe
in Pastoral ministry for today: Who do you say that I am? Conference papers 2008