Korset og maskinen

Den irske forfatteren Paul Kingsnorth skriver fint om sin oppdagelse av Gud, tross dype motforestillinger her i First Things. Han skriver også om klima, miljø og sin trøtthet over en overfladisk, materialistisk og postmoderne sekularisme.

“After that, there was no escape. Like C. S. Lewis, I could not ignore “the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.” How much later was it that I was finally pinned down? I don’t remember. I was at a concert at my son’s music school. We were in a hotel function room, full of children ready to play their instruments and proud parents ready to film them doing it. I was just walking to my chair when I was overcome entirely. Suddenly, I could see how everyone in the room was connected to everyone else, and I could see what was going on inside them and inside myself. I was overcome with a huge and inexplicable love, a great wave of empathy, for everyone and everything. It kept coming and coming until I had to stagger out of the room and sit down in the corridor outside. Everything was ­unchanged, and everything was new, and I knew what had happened and who had done it, and I knew that it was too late. I had just become a Christian.”

Paul Kingsnorth: “Korset og Maskinen” i First Things Juni 2021

Se også Paul Kingsnorth i samtale med kunstneren og ikonmåleren Jonathan Pageau her:

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