Earlier this year Thomas Moore wrote "A Crack in the Sky"
for his column in Spirituality & Health
magazine. He includes:
"We often mistakenly think that our task is to find out what is on the
other side of the crack or door. Religions often claim that they know
what that is and persuade millions of people to live by their hunch. I
think our task is, rather, simply to get close to the crack and be aware
of a doorway out of our limited view of things. Just knowing about the
door changes us and affects how we live. Paradoxically, arriving at that
high point of breakthrough, without knowing what’s on the other side,
if anything, contributes greatly to our humanity and to the meaning of
our lives. Our sheer proximity to the opening allows us to breathe."
This is the same approach Moore takes in his new in book, The Soul of Christmas
, that he hopes will appeal to Christians and non-Christians: "the universality in Jesus's message, its intelligence, and its relevance to life today."