Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

Knowing and believing in the revealing God through Spirit and Scripture, the world, the other, and the self, are possibilities and accessible realities for us in and through imagination, which is an active agent of these realizations. Any attempt or intent to leave imagination out of the configuration of knowledge and belief is similar to trying to push water uphill. Authentic imagination, therefore, relates to the way things are: it is one of the dynamic elixir’s of our existence; a potential pathway to the discovery of truth, wherever it can be found. Imagination, it seems to me, plays a central part in our ability to participate in the Christian story. God’s revelation calls us to an adventure of life in the created world as it unfolds and develops, and into Christ, as it reaches its transformation.