A seminary education covers a broad spectrum of everything pertaining to the religious life, much of which is unquantifiable. How does one measure love? wisdom? mercy? grace? good? evil?
We can talk about God, but how does one experience God? How do we experience God when evil happens in our life or the lives of others?
There is much written and taught about prayer. There are steps to follow and different styles to try, but the actual doing is up to the individual. Each experience is unique, and no one knows how God will be revealed in any given moment.
But God was there. God is here. God will be forevermore.
That’s hard to teach. It’s hard to learn. That’s faith, right?
Sometimes there are no words, and the silence speaks volumes.
These are the thoughts I had when I saw these photos, a tribute to Boston by Amanda Soule on the day of the bombings.