Henry writes: Sue from North Yorkshire, commenting on my story, raises some interesting questions. It would be good to read how others respond to them.
“I’ve read all the stories with great interest. I don’t know whether I’m feral or not ( it seems such a strong word, wild almost) but I do know that I don’t fit in the institutional church any more.”
“Reading Karen Armstrong’s latest book Sacred Nature: ‘A religious ritual should be a transformative event - it can never be a matter of simply going through the motions, however piously’. Church services for me feel like ‘going through the motions..’. Where is the beauty, the mystery, the silent wondering….”
“I feel bogged down in a mass of words. There is another way of communicating that doesn’t involve talking!”
“Your sense of being free when you left stipendiary ministry resonates very strongly with my sense of feeling free when I came out of the monastery. Though I believed it was of God I continue to wonder if it was just me wanting to ‘do my own thing’.”
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Just wanting to say “yes” to this. You will be speaking for, and to, many. I will certainly be passing this on to others, and will contribute some thoughts myself later.
So, I was delighted to see Feral Spirituality make an appearance. I'd think you could find many wanting to join in