One aspect of creativity is the heart’s deep affinity with story and image. When a story is offered up via a profound rendering of truth and/or beauty, our response, whether emotional, physical, spiritual or intellectual can potentially be formed into faithfulness.
In worship, Christ’s table is set and a beautiful meal is being continually offered. This meal is one of delight and beauty. Its nourishment builds up in us the awareness we are covered by grace and sustained by love.
A child’s world is novel, new, and beautiful, full of curiosity and anticipation. Is this clear-eyed vision merely a naiveté or a deeply endowed instinct for what is truly beautiful and awe-inspiring?