Margaret Silf, the delighful and – more importantly – insightful author of Inner Compass and Compass Points, came in to visit us the other day (bearing Scottish shortbread and other lovely gifts!) Her visit reminded me that I haven’t shared one of her compass points in quite a while.
Here is Compass Point #54 – Apostolic Succession
Royal lineages, Apostolic successions, and the the anointing that accompanies them – the various complex mechanisms we have established for the passing on of power and glory – all these are characterized by the laying on of hands upon heads.
But God’s touch on our lives, the touch that calls each of us to be a carrier and co-creator of God’s Dream, happens when God’s hand is laid upon our hearts.
It can be a very long journey from the head to the heart.
Amen, Margaret, Amen.