Monday, December 22, 2008

wonder:

The awe-someness of a thing. In its most appropriate manifestation it is the mingling of the imagination with The Transcendent. It might turn to wonderful: as in full of wonder...an encounter with that truth which inspires and draws forth awe which brings you right back to wonder.

2 comments:

Daniel J. said...

This reminds me of an G.K. passage I read yesterday from the Ethics of Elfland in Orthodoxy. He said something to the effect that in a fairy tale we are told that rivers run with wine to remind us, even for a second, of the wonder that they run with water. I love how imagination and wonder are intertwined. It makes me wonder if the cultivation of our imaginations is just as important as anything else in aiding us in worshipping God.

dthaase said...

Daniel...
Well noted - I would say Amen to your assessment...we indeed need to cultivate our holy imagination and foster a holy curiosity for those things that draw us to The Divine. This is why the Church is in desperate need of the artists among us - to inspire and draw our attention to God in fresh and new ways.