We've spoken in the past few weeks about the Celtic vision of reality—the nearness of death, the wisdom of creation, the call to surrender, the fellowship with all. Thin places, physical spaces where the nearness of God is especially potent, is a concept that captures people's imaginations around the world. One of the other ideas that comes along with that is the Celtic idea of finding "the place of our resurrection." Similar to Hebraic thought around the coming of the Messiah, the Celts felt it very important to find the place that would be your gravesite, the place from which your resurrection would begin at the end of all time. In our moveable society, fewer and fewer people know where they will be buried. We have less family plots and cemeteries, fewer connections to the land itself. Our death-phobic society causes us to avoid the thought of where our body will one day lay—or be scattered or composted. Do you know the place of your resurrection? Is there a piece of land that calls to you for some reason? Do you have a family connection to a location? Where would you like to be buried? * * * But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thess. 4:12-16 (NKJV) #celticadvent #2022

Posted by Tara Owens, Abbess at 2022-12-14 17:48:12 UTC