Pause and reflect upon the questions below. Summarize your reflection for each number in at least 3 COMPLETE sentences.
- When we speak of our faith-experiences, can we simply think about them literally? Why is it important to use symbolic-thinking in making sense of our spiritual/faith experiences?
- Is truth reduced when we think symbolically rather than literally? Consider this story: “One day, the English poet William Blake was looking up at the sun. One of his companions challenged him: ‘Surely when you look at the sun you see a round, golden globe shining in the sky.’ Blake responded, ‘When I look at the sun, I see choirs of angels singing alleluia, and who are you to say that you are right and I am wrong?'”
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