I was born on the Feast of St John the Evangelist and have always felt close to this most beloved of saints. His gospel is the text that speaks most clearly to me and, unsurprisingly perhaps, it was his name I took on my reception into the Church. Given my spiritual links and frequent encounters with Indian forms of spirituality I was fascinated to read “The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism” by Ravi Ravindra (Inner Traditions, Rochester VT, USA). Billed as “a landmark in interfaith dialogue” by Huston Smith it is a very rich reading of the gospel from a non-Christian thinker born in India.
Séminaire Saint-Vincent-de-Paul – IBP