Monday, 23 June 2008

Signs of the kingdom in sabbath and tidiness

A quiet day of sunshine and domesticity has given me time to think, ponder and feel. I even looked at the wonderful book of Chagall's paintings a friend recently gave me.
I'm very untalented at tidiness but today my office is tidy; the floor has a tendency to become an opencast piling/filing sytem. It's been good to throw things away, to recognise time moving on and to be able to get to my desk without risking breaking my neck. Wading through so much paper and dust triggered thoughts about the work of the Holy Spirit being to breathe order but also to disturb. My soul longs both for just order and soaring, dancing, disturbing music. That longing is perhaps a glimpse of the kingdom.