Why childlike imagination is the key to mature faith.
“I often wonder if our God-given ability to imagine— what children do naturally—is the discernment tool for apprehending and engaging Godʼs mysterious movements in the world.
When you consider that God made this world out of His imagination and that God created us with the capacity to imagine, doesnʼt it make sense that this faculty, more than any other, might be crucial for our ongoing relationship with God? It makes sense that God gave us imaginations so we could experience all that Heʼs imagined—in a way that only our imaginations can grasp.
Imagination, it seems to me, is the place where the created and the Creator meet, where the material encounters spirit.” -John Van Sloten