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Reality


“Christianity is a way of seeing all of life and reality through God’s eyes. That is what Christianity is: a world view, a system, and a way of life." (Chuck Colson)

“We are created as sensory beings for this very reason—so that God can reveal Himself to us. When we fail to see the reality around us as a divine manifestation of His presence, we forget the ultimate reality and begin to experience distortion. We become less real.” (Kevin Scherer)

“The only reason the material world had any meaning at all was because of its relationship to God. Medieval man held that reality—what was really real—was outside himself and that dwelling in the darkness of the Fall, he could not fully perceive it.” (Rod Dreher)

“Symbol, in its primary meaning, refers to something that makes something else present or that contains something else within it. It is sym-bole, a “throwing-together” of things. In our modern world, we believe a symbol is something that makes us think of another thing that is not there. Such a symbol is a sign of absence. The older and original meaning is like that of a sacrament (the Fathers had no problem calling the Eucharist a “symbol” in this older meaning). A symbol carries within it the reality of the other thing.” (Father Stephen Freeman)

“The Pagan stories are God expressing Himself through the minds of poets, using such images as He found there, while Christianity is God expressing Himself through what we call ‘real things’” (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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