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The one irreducible reality

As the pace of life becomes increasingly hectic, and the information and demands confronting us more complex, we seem to have adopted a reductionist stance to the challenges of daily living.

Christmas is reduced to jingles about loans and reminders of shopping days introduced early to compensate for slow spending. Education is reduced to ‘pass factories’, and political wrangling enlivened by sporadic protests with the same tired chants.

Sacred space and the hunger for the sacred are reduced to construction and upgrades and histrionic displays as if sheer noise could compensate for the sense of the absence of God.

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