Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Installment Twenty One...

“Since words are the way we communicate experiences, truth, and situations, who should know how to use them more creatively than Christians? The world is crying out for imaginative people who can spell out truth in words which communicate meaningfully to people in heir human situation. And of all people on earth, committed Christians ought to be the most creative for they are indwelt by the Creator. Charles Morgan speaks of creative art as “that power to be for the moment a flash of communication between God and man.” That concept opens up our horizons to a glimpse of God-huge thoughts, of beauty, of substance beyond our cloddish earthiness, of the immensity of all there is to discover.
Yet, tragically, Christians often seem most inhibited and poverty-stricken in human expression and creativity. Part of this predicament comes from a false concept of what is true and good. The fear of contamination has led people to believe that only what someone else has clearly labeled Christian is safe. Truth is falsely made as narrow as any given sub-culture, not as large as God’s lavish gifts to men. Truth and excellence have a way of springing up all over the world, and our role as parents is to teach our children how to find and enjoy the riches of God and to reject what is mediocre and unworthy of Him.”

-Gladys Hunt, Honey For A Child’s Heart

6 comments:

penny lane said...

help! help! I think I did something to my blog!

penny lane said...

never mind....(wheew)!

crossblade said...

very true...

Queen of Arts and England said...

I'm inspired to inspire everyone else! What a wonderfully true quote!





So no one should ever say an artist has it easy!

eucharisto said...

What a brilliant thing to say! I wish there were more people saying stuff like that, and I wish there were more Christians acting like she described.

Foolish Knight said...

You and me both, brother.