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Visiting an empty Church , Kilcash parish church, Co. Tipperary

Killcash parish church County Tipperary  Nigel Borrington

Kilcash parish church
County Tipperary
Nigel Borrington

I so very rarely visit a church when a service is being held these days, Weddings and Funerals apart. It the weekend so get out into the country 4

When I am out walking however, I will often wander into a local church, just for a look around. I am not so sure about the christian story anymore, I was as a child and into my teens but moved away the more I got into the great outdoors and into the nature that surrounds us.

Personally What I find is OK about visiting an empty church is that I have time to think about the spiritual massage they attempt to bring , the very fact however that there is no priest at the alter, well preaching! at you, just gives you a little more space to think for yourself about your own beliefs. These days my own beliefs lay more outside the church as to me if there is a God then he is to be found in nature and not inside the walls of a church.The road not taken robert frost 3

Its not that I have anything against a church mass or service, its more that I find being outside is more spiritual than being inside a church walls, to me like many, I feel that if there is a god ( such as the church depicts ) then he is as likely if not more to be found in the life that can be found in the forests and the fields as sitting down and listening to a priest.

I feel that if he is to be found then its along a path of discovery in the world of nature that surrounds all of us.

Inside Kilcash Parish Church

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One response

  1. I much prefer outside illumination to inside darkness, for whatever that’s worth!

    March 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

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