Dean Hall shared with our Ignatian Spirituality Facebook community a story about experiencing a thin place in his work serving homeless veterans. One of the veterans in a small group setting shared a traumatic event that sparked a dialogue.
There is no way I can capture the moment in the middle of group when a quiet presence filled that space; I knew in an instant that the Divine was with us, comforting these men, providing a moment of respite from the burdens of war that they carry. Everyone in the group felt it and commented on having experienced that powerful, moving presence.
Tears are beginning to flow now I recall having experienced what is referred to in Celtic spirituality as a “thin place,” where for a moment the space between heaven and earth become so thin we experience the Divine’s presence. As a result, words of faith transformed into words of life and healing. I saw God this week, in the lives and experiences of those veterans who have touched death and survived and who so graciously allowed me to be part of such a sacred moment. For that, I am eternally grateful.
We are grateful to Dean for sharing his experience.