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The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale

Glimpsing Heaven in Thin Places

Revelation 7:9-17

All Saints' Day - Year A

November 02, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs Tisdale (PCUSA)

On the coasts of Scotland and Ireland there are certain sites that the locals call "thin places." Thin places are not so named because the altitude is any higher or the air any thinner there. Rather, they are called "thin" because it is believed that in these places the distance between heaven and earth shrinks, and the veil between the two worlds is so "thin" you can actually perceive something of heaven itself.

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