Saturday, August 13, 2005

Poetry and Prayer

Most men and women in North America today are equally uneasy with poetry and prayer. Insofar as we let the culture depersonalize us -- turn us into nonrelational technicians and consumers -- we lose our capacity for intimacy both in language (poetry) and before God (prayer). The recovery of either prayer or poetry doesn't guarantee the recovery of the other, but it certainly encourages it.

Eugene Peterson, note 3 from Chapter 19: Theology -- David and God, Leap Over A Wall.

- Peace

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