Breath of Life Blog
|Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM|
Christian druidry - what the heck is that supposed to be? I can almost see both my Christian and my druid brothers and sisters frowning in disbelief.
Isn't druidry all about witchcraft, the occult, reincarnation, esoteric practices, talking with the dead, believing in many gods and so on? In short: satanism? Aren't druids just sects?
Well, I am a believing and professing Christian and I condemn all of the above. And yet - druidry is way more than that and offers doors that might be shut for others. It can nourish my Christian faith even more through its deep love for and bond with the nature, through its spirituality (Christians might call that contemplation), through its simple life and also through its devotion to simple, selfless, loving and sharing community life (which does not mean that druids always live in communities, but they sure love to meet with others and share their love for the nature, for one another and for something higher than ourselves - God).
How come we call those whom we do not understand "sects"? Wasn't Christianity nothing more than a "sect" in its beginning? I am mature in my Christian faith and I am neither joining a sect nor practicing anything occult.
You even found traces of that in Christian history: take Saint Francis for example. We all still love him, especially for his love for the nature and for the animals, his selfless care for the poor and needy and his simple and down-to-earth life. Druids do no less.
How about we all go away from our tunnel vision and open our horizon to admire God's creation and creatures in a much deeper and closer way than ever before?
Pax et bonum (peace and good things - the Franciscan greeting)