Thin Places (Heaven on Earth)

January 1, 2008 | 2 comments

The Celtic people of ancient Ireland had a word for places like these — where Heaven seems nearer. They called them “thin places.”

Where the veil between this world
and the next One
is thin
like gossamer,
where lines blur between
and holy
Until you can’t tell the difference between the two.
Where two worlds crash,
but still,
no sound is heard.

May you find thin places in the most ordinary places — made extraordinary by God.

May you see Heaven, here on Earth, with your Soul-Eyes until the day your faith becomes sight.

by | January 1, 2008 | 2 comments


  1. Brent Smith

    I have a sabbatical coming up and I would love to visit thin places…places where people have had a visitation, revelation from God that has forever changed theirs if not our way of thinking about God. Do you have a list of such places? Thanks Brent

    • dukeslee

      Brent — Not sure if you’ll be back, but one of my favorite thin places is Inspiration Hills in northwest Iowa. Blessings to you on your journey!


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