Monday, November 28, 2016

Reflection for the Week - November 28

In contrast to the pervasive and impoverished mantra of living in a disenchanted world, imaginative variations of poetry and art raise the screen and open us up to the possibility of re-enchantment. Ironically, or better perhaps strikingly, poetry and narrative art dominate the landscape of the biblical text. The story is so full that the meaning of its words could never be entirely contained in-between the covers of a book. This beautiful, yet fragile treasure and its capacity for creativity and critique in describing God, humans, and the world, gives us living formulations that re-ignite a sphere of the sacred and a space for the spiritual, which are all too often today buried under the technological revolution of a de-natured naturalism.