The veil between
This solid world
We touch and feel
And the world that God
Has saved for us.
I was watching a programme presented by Ben Fogle this morning. He was travelling around the islands that make up the Scottish Hebrides and exploring how faith is observed on these islands. The central question seemed to be: are we more spiritual if we live in these far flung places?
The people he spoke to referred to these places as ‘thin places’, and I found that a really interesting term, as it makes it sound like you are almost closer to God if you live in spots like this.
And I have to say, that I agree. I have only been to Scotland once, and I was blown away by the landscape. I didn’t even make it out to the islands, but I still found that experience really moving.
I think that these places just make you fealise that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself; you are no longer the centre of the universe. And a lady on the show pointed out that that is the beginning of faith.
This is probably why running out on the trails is so attractive to so many people. Whether you have a faith or not, there is something magical about immersing yourself in that beautiful scenery. You can’t help but get lost.