Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today – August 15

A poetics – being, doing, and making true stories plays a significant role in understanding life. Taking disparate and unconnected events and dynamically shaping them into a mysterious whole is tied to a plot that we are already submersed in, yet not enslaved to. Stories break the status quo and help articulate who we are, what we are to do, and why we are here. They embody possible worlds and on the trajectory of our creative imitation impulse, we are involved in the emplotment of scenarios that function more as breathing pictures, than mirrors or windows. Swept up into a dialogue with God, Scripture, self, and other ought to lead us in the direction that the stories of creation, grace, justice, hope, and redemption are the centrality of poetics. In this narrative recounting, love surpasses knowledge and living is a work of art that is portrayed on the canvas of imagination and projected out into the world.