Thursday, March 17, 2011

Safe Spaces

All animals have their safe spaces- somewhere to hide, to rest and sleep. My cat loves boxes. If you are at all familiar with cats you will realize that this is not a phenomenon limited to my cat. Cats like small, dark places to hide in. Gandalf (yes, that's his name even though he is not grey or white) is no exception.

It makes me contemplate what my safe spaces are. Where/how do I hide from the world? When is it helpful to be in my own safe box, and when do I need to get out? 

I also wonder about when and how the Church (universal) hides in it's own safe place, and if that really is where we need to be as Christians.