‘There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there too. But more often stones and grit block the well and God is buried beneath. Then God must be dug out again.’ ~Etty Hillesum
We live in a world where we have access to almost an infinite amount of information at the touch of a button. But in the amount of general information that is available, it can be said that we are losing our capacity to be genuine and authentic. In having access to everything we have at times lost sight of what really matters. The image of the stones and grit is a good one. We all carry them around with us and they can clog up access to everything that’s really important including God. Maybe we are fed up hearing about volcanoes during the past week but one feature of a volcano is that it makes no apologies for firing up and out all the excess it doesn’t want. Nature has worked out its own ways of releasing great volumes of excess. What stones and grit are blocking the important things in my life? Can we begin to get rid of some of them?