Unknowing is at the centre of spiritual life. It is only by creating a space in which anything can happen that we allow God to speak; only by stepping back that we allow space for that unpredictable Spirit that brings us gifts beyond any of our imaginings. Accepting that there is much that we do not know and cannot control frees us to walk the path of faith. We will use this day to explore alone and together how we can be more open to the guidance of the Spirit.
Jennifer Kavanagh is a Quaker writer and broadcaster. She has published 6 books on the spiritual life and recently appeared on Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’.