August 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm #46856
Rich your ‘storeroom’ is the place of silence and stillness, so essential in our spiritual development. It is also the place of awe at the mystery of God. Gradually over time, and with the acceptance of our own ‘smelly desires’ we hopefully develop a compassion for all others, a wonderful non-judgemental place which makes us realise what faith and trust really are. To me, this is the essence of James’s very anthropological reading of Christianity in ‘Jesus the Forgiving Victim’.