The vast majority of shells don’t have pearls in them. Most just have stones, grit and sand. But these are still part of God’s complex eco-system. So, how can we learn to love the seemingly less precious, to learn from our disappointments and frustrations?
Kathy Galloway lives in Glasgow and is the leader of the Iona Community. She is a practical theologian, campaigner and author of theology, liturgy and poetry. She is patron of the Student Christian Movement and the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre.