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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 15 August to 21 August 2005

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Layers of life

You write: "Graves like this surely existed in Britain a thousand years ago, but there wasn't enough land to leave them alone and the graves are now hidden under a layer or two of progress."

This brings to mind a sense that our own personal faith is built up layer by layer. One image of God (and our relationship with God as we experience it through that image) is shattered or withers away. A new one grows in it's place, inevitably shaped by our experiences and the things we've learned along the way.

"There is no shortage of land in the North American high desert; no one has needed to build on top of those graves."

...and this reminds me that in our church there is plenty of room for this cycle of death and the new life that inevitably follows when we allow room for growth. We are encouraged to think, to try our wings, to love, to find ways to embody that love, and above all, to grow.

Thank you, AO staff, for your faithful work here.

Lori Allen
Christ the King Episcopal Church in Huntington, Indiana
Bluffton, Indiana, USA
16 August 2005

The graveyard shift?

You continue to do a great job. Thanks for your service to all in the Church and beyond.

Fr. Joseph Neiman (former editor of The Western Michigan Episcopalian)
St. Mark's
Paw Paw, Michigan, USA
16 August 2005

(Ed: awww, blush. But we know that our readers are what make AO be what it is.)

Earlier letters

We launched our 'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All of our letters are in our archives.


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