Through a glass, darkly.

It is so tempting to view our lives as simple, linear, narrative threads. A series of events, thoughts and emotions, each in direct causal relationship to its sucessor.  And yet, nothing is ever so clear. There are other people, with their own motivations and histories, other events of which we have no clue, all mixed up in this random carnival we call life. We find ourselves in places and situations of which we had no prior inkling, no notice.

What an enormous amount of effort is required to maintain faith on such a journey. A faith in ourselves, in our ideas, in our God. Sometimes life seems so very much like a vist to the optometrist:

“Which is clearer, A or B?”

“And now, 1 or 2?”

At times it is, at best, a guess.

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About stalbansparish

St. Alban's Parish is a vibrant and diverse Episcopal Church in Washington, DC near the National Cathedral. We come from every walk of life, every culture and context, and every corner of this region. St. Alban's Parish is active in the city, engaging social issues, and making the reconciling love of Christ known in word and deed. We have ministries for children, youth, young adults, adults, and the elderly. We have outreach programs that address homelessness, poverty, the environment, and hunger. We believe in being open and inclusive to all people no matter disability, age, income, gender, race, or sexual orientation. We welcome the faithful, the seeker, and the doubter, because God's embrace is wide, and God's good news is for all people. We want you to come, participate, grow in God's love, and become a part of the Body of Christ at St. Alban's!
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