Holy men - Holy women
|Who do we mean?|
Inspirational leaders of humanity: as well as Jesus, for example, the Dalai Lama, Bede Griffiths, Basil Hume, Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Gandhi.
|What do we need to provide?|
We need to provide in the Church an opportunity for Space and time to reflect ('sanctuary') and pray. We need to provide literature which gives voice to the inspiring leaders of humanity. We need to speak about them too.
|This could be achieved by re-fitting the former shop space as a chapel for private prayer and study, and small group meetings.|
|For me, a holy person is some-one in whose presence I feel a calm that enables me to sense my own spirituality. This may be in the form of a physical presence or through hearing or reading or about some-one. Somewhere the depth of his or her own spiritual being pervades mine and brings me to God. The humility of Mother Theresa; the vision and patience of Nelson Mandela, who stands by his beliefs; Jefferson’s peaceful praying voice; Eric Norris and Ken Shackell; Barry replenishes our own spiritual beings; Giles’ hands in blessing; children – Mark, a little boy with cancer; Daniel, who is alive and giving, sharing; Jennifer whose active stillness brings me nearer to God. S&IP|