Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bruce Cockburn on The Mysticism of Marriage

"The church where Kitty and I were married was a human construct built to accommodate and celebrate the possibility of a relationship with God. But I don't think it was about the building. It is the opening, the baring of souls to each other and therefore to the Divine, that allows these communications to occur. I will say, though,that we seemed to be i the right place at the right time, doing right by God in his house, and that might have helped."

  -- From "Rumours of Glory: a memoir"

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bruce Cockburn on Discovering the Mystics

"I discovered Tielhard de Chardin, the Jesuit priest/paleontologist whose writings defied Church doctrine, and behind him I found a trail of Christian mysticism I had not known existed, a strain so powerful that it had been strategically sidelined by mainstream church leaders whose temporal power was anchored in mythic history and rule-maikng"

  -- from "Rumours of Glory: a memoir"