Here’s a sneak peek at this weekend’s “Highland Views” column:
“When to Act as if There Were No God”
Stories from Christian, Jewish and other traditions, guided my work as a chaplain. I believed each person I met could be “God in disguise.” At some point though, I began to wonder if this was a good thing. Wouldn’t it be better to see this person, here and now, for who they are, accept their humanity, listen to their suffering, not imagine a divine presence? Might it not be best to look this person in the eye, listen deeply and be fully present for them?
Photo: In my street chaplain days, with beret and guitar