Today one of my colleagues dropped by my office, and to my surprise, the topic of faith and religion emerged. In the past, I would have tried my best to avoid these conversations, but for reasons that I cannot quite identify, I don't mind so much anymore. Even though I am not a serious student of the Bible, I feel connected, grounded to the faith of my understanding. And I'll do my best to hear what someone else has to say without taking it personally. After all, each person's faith is personal only to them.
Oddly, just last week, the topic of faith and religion was a topic of discussion in our own home for a day or two. Cristy received some unsolicited feedback on the subject from a longtime friend, and unfortunately, the tone was judgmental to a degree. (More on that at another time.) And that incident has heightened my consideration of faith and brought my relationship with God, the work in progress that it is, into sharper focus.
Two days ago, a blogger and artist who also works in the publishing business featured this fabulous collage of words on his blog (Fullet at Secret Forest) and it has renewed my love affair with the beauty of words. This particular wordle attempts to describe an inspired exploration of faith.