“Life is a sacred adventure. Every day we encounter signs that point to
the active presence of Spirit in the world around us. Spiritual literacy
is the ability to read the signs written in the texts of our own
experiences. Whether viewed as a gift from God or a skill to be
cultivated, this facility enables us to discern and decipher a world
full of meaning.
Spiritual literacy is practiced in all the world’s wisdom traditions.
Medieval Catholic monks called it “reading the book of the world.”
Muslims suggest that everything that happens outside and inside us is a
letter to be read. Native Americans find their way through the
wilderness by “reading sign.” From ancient times to today, spiritually
literate people have been able to locate within their daily life points
of connection with the sacred…“