Tuesday, May 26, 2009


quoted by Kathleen Norris in her Acedia and Me:

"I must never, at any moment, presume to say that there is no way out for God because I cannot see any. For it is despair and presumption to confuse one's pittance of imagination with the possibility over which God disposes."

Exactly. One hears people argue against the possibility of heaven by saying that every attempt even to imagine utopia results in something absurd or deeply boring. They conclude that evil is and always shall be inherently necessary and unavoidable in reality. The failure of imagination in this regard, however, is only a product of its fallen state in this world. We can not honestly show that heaven is impossible simply because we cannot imagine how it would work.

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