Middle-class spiritual direction

Rows of contemporary middle class homes near Los Angeles, California. Spiritual direction is sometimes accused of being for the worried, white, middle classes. It is true that many who come for, and train in spiritual direction are white and middle class – mostly women, mostly well into the second half of life. Maybe the criticism … Continue reading Middle-class spiritual direction


This week a body came for spiritual direction. She was reflecting upon busyness, upon the balance she was seeking in a life of service to God, with space for prayer and contemplation. Amongst other things, she draws and paints. She related an experience she'd had that morning. She had felt anxious about the amount of … Continue reading Service

What is your question?

I am entranced by Tuesday night's documentary, Make Pots or Die, about the potter and author Edmund de Waal, in the BBC1 arts series, imagine, presented by Alan Yentob. In a voiceover in the final minutes, Edmund de Waal gives a testament of his life. How objects get handled, used and handed on is not … Continue reading What is your question?