Sally shared an idea on our annual retreat to Holy Island last week. She placed two different types of shells on the table as asked us what type of shell did we need to be, the one that you lived in or lived under. It stimulated the group in some reflective discussion as to what is our default, our “go to” in certain situations etc. My own thoughts were around times when i need to be surrounded, protected and times when I am just holding on, clinging on to the rock, trying not to be washed away. To acknowledge our vulnerability in life and ministry, and equally I was grateful for both sanctuary images of both provisions when I feel I am struggling to cope.
When might you need them?