Dear Reader

Often we're as curious as you are to see how the theme of a Sentinel issue develops.

This issue tells of people's growing realization that spiritual things are by no means off in a corner somewhere but they are squarely in the midst of everyday life.

Many people have been conditioned by what might be called the "official" story of materialism—that spiritual truths and values are intangible or removed from the practicalities of life. When people succeed in breaking through this lie, it can feel like waking up to a much richer and livelier experience. The author of "Finding light," for example, writes: "As I realized how profoundly my life, my experience, is shaped by my thoughts and what I accept of others' thoughts and beliefs, the whole activity of prayer opened up for me." In "Positive Press" we hear of a Russian, who at the age of thirty read the gospel for the first time. He says, "What a treasure they have been hiding from me! Who decided, and on what basis, that this was bad for me ...?"

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"I felt spiritually awakened"
April 8, 1991

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