Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The song that is faith …

… Christianity and Poetry by Dana Gioia | Articles | First Things. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Why do the Virgin—and Luke—do something so preposterous when they could just speak plainly? Because they both know that ordinary language will not suffice. Prose cannot express the extent of Mary’s wonder, joy, and gratitude. Plain statement will not evoke the unique miracle of God’s becoming man. The Incarnation requires an ode, not an email.

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