Can we connect with the sacred in nature when we are urban-dwellers? This question was raised at the Sea of Faith conference where I gave a talk on ‘The Sacred in Nature’. I thought of this blog, where so many of the images that inspire me are taken from my city walks.
Late this afternoon after the conference, I took a favourite coastal route. The light was rapidly failing, but there across the water, illumination struck. When I was a child, we always took such rays as a sign that God was in heaven. I wouldn’t put it that way now, but even so, I felt touched by grace as my feet found their way homeward.