Sunday, October 30, 2016

Poetry and faith …

… California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia on the Poetry of Life | Daily News | (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter.)

“The Catholic artist sees humanity struggling in a fallen world. We long for grace and redemption, but feel a deep sense of our own imperfection. Evil exists, but the world is not evil. We experience reality as sacramental: The world is shimmering with signs of sacred things. All reality is mysteriously charged with the presence of God. We also perceive suffering as redemptive, at least when we bear it in emulation of Christ’s passion and death.”

Everything that Dana says in this piece is worth quoting.

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