Monday, June 29, 2015

Faith and art (cont'd.)

… Redeemed from Death? | Commonweal Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

What makes me a Catholic writer is that the faith I profess contends that out of love—love—for such troubled, flawed, struggling human beings, the Creator, the First Cause, became flesh so that we, every one of us, would not perish. I am a Catholic writer because this very notion—whether it be made up or divinely revealed, fanciful thinking or breathtaking truth—so astonishes me that I can’t help but bring it to every story I tell.
Doubt always shadows faith. As John Henry Newman said, "faith means being capable of bearing doubt." But the lifeblood of faith is prayer.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:02 PM

    I'm having no luck finding the source of your J. H. Newman quote--could you point the way? Enjoy the blog each day, your comments most of all. With thanks, Jim McCullough, Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro, NC