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Thin Places
Mary M. Brown (bio)

“Thin places are...where the veil
momentarily lifts, and we behold God.”

    Marcus Borg, The Heart of Christianity

In the slim space between the body
   of the i and its dot, between any
letter and a comma, between the two
   ts in little, between the e and a in beauty
itself, is almost God, almost Word—not
   quite, but some place sheer enough
to spell us for a while until the merest
   places close down on sin to suggest
a single sentence, simple prose,
   spare and lucid as “Let there be light.”


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