A Sense of the Sacred

“Meaning is more like music than words, more like poetry than prose, more like home than a hotel. It lives in stories, not scientific formulae. Wisdom can give us stoic acceptance or epicurean pleasure, but not meaning. For meaning, we need the priest and the prophet. We need revelation and redemption. We need the word from beyond the universe that created the universe and is capable of inspiring us to change the universe. We need a sense of the sacred and a feeling, however inchoate, for God’s purposes in history.”

Ceremony & Celebration, p. 132