When last we spoke, I promised to write a post dealing with sacraments if I did not get distracted by anything else. Color me distracted. 🙂
Lunch with a group of friends (the friends, not lunch) convinced me that I should learn to appreciate the “now”. I confessed that I didn’t even really understand that concept. One of them suggested “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle.
Being the iFanatic that I am, I whipped out my iPad and had most of the first chapter read before I got home.
A few pages into it, I was convinced Tolle was already hopelessly wrong. I kept reading, and decided to re-read everything up to that point. It turns out I was wrong, but not hopelessly. There is hope for me yet. I have a lot of preconceptions to shed before I fully appreciate everything he is trying to say. Even as the first chapter comes to an end, I am starting to let go of those preconceptions and just take in the words.
Even though I labeled this post a book review, this is most certainly not. Rather, from time to time, I will blog my experience of reading the book as I am doing now. Fear not, I will continue that post on sacraments I have in draft. I suspect, hope, there will be less venom the longer I post. I just wanted you to know that there is more to my life and posts than harsh religious polemics, though I do find them rather cathartic.
More to come…
Eckhart, take me away…