Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hmm …

 Christian Wiman's stubborn, slippery faith: A review. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden,)

For a poet who once wanted to write an eternal poem, that is a nice humility. Wiman returned to faith after his cancer diagnosis, but he has also described the slippery nature of that faith. “It has been my experience,” Wiman testifies, “that faith, like art, is most available when I cease to seek it, cease even to believe in it, perhaps, if by belief one means that busy attentiveness, that purposeful modern consciousness that knows its object.” He Held Radical Lightcaptures that dogged, hypnotic stubbornness of faith.

I think that is because, if faith means anything, it means allowing God to get on with His work.

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