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A Holy Imagination 1 John 3:1-7

A Holy Imagination

We need to believe we can be the kind of people God created us to be.


Cultivating imagination is an important part of childhood as little ones develop crucial psychological and emotional capacities that help them understand the world and their relation to it. Cultivating a holy imagination is still important for children of God who, at any age, are called to see the present in light of the imagined future made possible by Jesus Christ.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Dead Man Down Under,” April 26, 2009.


Watch a group of young children playing together, and the first thing you’ll notice is that each of them believes that they are more than they appear to be. Give them a bunch of pillows and blankets, and they are no longer small children, but mighty warriors constructing an impenetrable fortress. Tie a tea towel around their neck and they transform from a mild-mannered kindergartner into an invincible caped crusader. Give them a leftover cardboard tube and...

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