Thursday, November 09, 2006

Birthday | Spiritual Autobiography

Today is my birthday; a birthday I share with my good friend Ruth Anne Reese over in Lexington, KY. [Happy birthday, Ruth Anne!]

November 9th is also the day in the Church year commemorating the medieval mystic Margery Kempe. Margery Kempe has a claim on writing the first autobiographical work in the English language; a book recording her spiritual journey, including both mystical experiences and physical pilgrimages in England and on the continent to meet with significant leaders in the Church in her day. She was also someone who pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable expressions of Christianity, out of a profound commitment to Christ and his Bride, the Church.

If Margery were around today, she would definitely be a God blogger; a member of RevGalBlogPals; and travel to Orkney to hang out with Andrew Jones and his family…

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