By Urzula Glienecke
Blood vessels – arteries, veins and capillaries –
surround our inner organs like
a complicated river system,
a fragile mesh in which life flows.
It reminds me of the fragility of life
but also of how God is closer to us than breathing,
closer to us than we ourselves.
Urzula Glienecke, PhD, is a Latvian theologian, artist and activist living in Scotland. Urzula is a Member of the Iona Community. She is passionate about social justice, the environment and empowering people at the grassroots level.
Urzula's other work on Foreshadow:
A Foretaste of the Kingdom (Non-fiction, April 2021)