Daily Archives: 12/2/2007

A tradition unlike any other. 5

It’s the Christmas season, and you know what that means: It’s time for my annual It’s a Wonderful Life bashing. Only, this time, Time magazine is making my points for me. In the holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) sees what life would have been like had he never been born. […]

A widening of the imagination. 1

It came to me, recently, that faith is “a certain widening of the imagination.” When Mary asked the Angel, “How shall these things be?” she was asking God to widen her imagination. All my life I have been requesting the same thing–a baptized imagination that has a wide enough faith to see the numinous in […]