In the Shelter : Finding a Home in the World
by Padraig O Tuama
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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There’s an old Irish proverb:”It’s safe for other people to live.”In this beloved book poet, storyteller, theologian and speaker Padraig O’ Tuama applies ideas of refuge and welcome for the journeys of life, using poetry, history, biblical reflection and prose to open the gentle ways of living well in a troubled world.The fourth gospel says of Jesus when arriving in the room where the disciples are gathered, full of fear, on Easter Sunday.He did not reprimand or rebuke; instead he said:”Peace be with you”, which in the Aramaic text of his time was simply a message of welcome.He said,”Good morning, to welcome people locked up in a room of fear to a place of profound encounter; meeting with themselves, with their fear, with each other and with the incarnate in their midst.Mixing everyday stories with analysis, reflective gospel, mindfulness and Celtic spirituality with poetry, this book explores the practice of the welcoming as a spiritual discipline.In particular, Padraig says attention to the stories of welcoming living rooms, which are often welcome
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