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Thin Places
by Nan Stokes (1929-2010)

Authors write about the sacredness of space and time and those "thin places" on our planet where Heaven seems to touch Earth and you find yourself aware of the Holy, and filled with the Spirit. These moments of spiritual awareness are enhanced, and perhaps even caused by finding ourselves in the midst of great natural beauty, where silence is the music and the sun or the moon and stars are the light to show us the soft earth and sky colors. In northern Minnesota we are blessed to have one such thin place, and the opportunity to breathe in that Spirit. The Environmental Stewardship Commission believes that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is sacred ground here in the Diocese of Minnesota. It presents creation to us in just this way – a window to the kingdom of God – a glimpse of heaven here in this lifetime. Consider this, and be more aware of Godís presence in all of creation, and your place in it.


Nan Stokes (1929-2010) originally wrote this reflection in 1996.  We welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to our Webverger or any MEESC member, or mail them to:

c/o C. Morello
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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