Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Peace in thin places

click to see more photos from the pool party
Swimming. Flipping into the water. Diving. Even a belly-flop contest. It wouldn't seem restful. click to see more photos from the pool partyYet, the annual King of Peace pool party was not without its peacefulness, though perhaps at a deeper level than what you could see in the outward activity.

The party was held at Honey Creek, the Diocese of Georgia's camp and conference center on Dover Bluff Road at the northern end of Camden Couty. Several people commented on the serenity, "It's so peaceful here." It was hard not to think it—Peace. How is it that some places can be peaceful, Holy. Reliably, dependably places of peace. Isn't God present everywhere?

In Celtic Christian thought, which is part of our Anglican tradition, there is the idea that some places are thin. In these thin places, the boundary between our world of daily experience and the life of the world to come are barely separated. In these thin places we more easily experience the peace and holiness of the Kingdom of God.

If so, then Honey Creek is definitely one of those places. People often comment on the holiness and peacefulness of our camp and conference center, even when being there only for a pool party. What a blessing to have such a place right here in Camden County.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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