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Truth and Meaning

February 29, 2008

I’m not sure that Truth without Meaning can cause change in the human heart.  Just a list of facts without an internalized experience is simply a list of facts.  “The sun sets every day” is a fact, but  . . . “Fire fades low upon the earth and gives way to a rising ocean of cool midnight blues” stirs images and deeper meaning.  We need art, music, poetry, those hidden languages of heart that go beyond words.  Check out the following quote and take time this week to begin to let the truth have deep meaning in your life!

“I wondered if when we take Christian theology out of the context of its narrative, when we ignore the poetry in which it is presented, when we turn it into formulas to help us achieve the American dream, we lose its meaning entirely, and the ideas become fodder for the head but have no impact on the way we live our lives or think about God.  This is, perhaps, why people are so hostile toward religion.” ~ Donald Miller,  Searching for God Knows What

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