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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Imagination

There's an interesting post at Thinking Faith by Rob Marsh SJ - Faithful imagination. Imagination has a big role in Ignatian spirituality and the article notes its importance in other endeavours as well. Here's the intro at the beginning of the article ...

‘A scientist leaning over her computer pondering experimental results; an artist poised, brush in hand, at his canvas; a woman sitting in prayer making the Spiritual Exercises: what do these three have in common?’ Rob Marsh SJ contributes to our celebration of the Year of Faith by exploring what it means to ‘imagine faithfully’, as the scientist, the artist and the woman in prayer are all doing. If imagination is the mediator between idea and reality, how does it relate to faith?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Victor said...

(((If imagination is the mediator between idea and reality, how does it relate to faith?)))

Saint Joseph must have had a lot of "Faith" when he found out that his Mary was pregnant with the help of The Holy Spirit. Of course he was also a good man because back then they use to stone woman for sleeping around but he instead was going to dis-miss her quietly until an angel appeared to him in a dream. Couldn't we say that Joseph' imagination was the mediator between his idea and reality?

Just asking NOW!? :)

Peace

9:34 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

He had a dream of an angel, I think - maybe in a way that's imagination at work?

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Henry said...

Interesting article Crystal and an interesting question Victor.

Qustion for Victor - does imagination stil work while one is sleeping?

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Victor A-Z said...

Go Figure Henry!

I guess "I'M" just following too many blogs nowadays and all i can say is that there's just not enough hours in a day while living of course cause me, myself and i just caught your question NOW.

And to answer your question of - does imagination stil work while one is sleeping?

Long story short! "IT" is sometime scary for me cause honestly,on occasions my flesh wakes UP from a dream thanking GOD that "i am" still alive.

Longer story short, check http://www.blogger.com/profile/15443898648764230515 and if ya still want to know more about what "I" sometime think, just send me an email.

I hear ya sinner vic! Remind him that we really do exist Victor!

Go Figure NOW! :(

Happy Easter Henry and of course you too Crystal. :)

Peace

1:28 PM  

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