Saturday, December 24, 2005
A story and a song which speak to the imagination
The incarnation would still be the incarnation if we did not have this song and this story. But a doctrine which speaks to the intellect is one thing; a story and a song which speak to the imagination are something rather different. We do need to strive for intellectual integrity, certainly. But a theology which does not inspire our imagination and stir our motives is just as untrue as a theology which short sells on the doctrinal level. This is what incarnation means. We shall see its truth not in abstract propositions but in a community which sings its way into the struggle for the justice of God's kingdom.
- John Davies (not me, another one) in Be Born in Us Today. Thanks Merrin.