The Crusader Online

September 25, 2009
Vol. 51 No. 3

Top Stories
News
Living & Arts
University Update
Forum
Sports

Current Issue

Archives
Search the Archives

SU Home Page

The Chaplain's Corner

The Chaplain's Corner

Autumn arrives, daylight diminishes, temperatures cool, greens become yellows, oranges and reds. As Argentinian vocalist Mercedes Sosa sings, "todo cambia" - everything changes.

Nature bears witness to the immutable fact that every living thing must change - or die. The questions, therefore, are not whether to change, but how; and how to navigate successfully the changes beyond our control. Faith, too, if it is to remain a vigorous thing, must change. If faith is a system of meaning-making, as I believe it is, then the manner in which I construed reality when I was in middle school is no longer adequate for me as an adult. It must change, grow and mature.

The capacity by which we manage such change is imagination. Is my imagination vibrant enough to enable me to disassemble, recompose and reconstruct the way I make meaning of my own life, the world and God? Every living thing must change– or die. Perhaps the greatest gift and task of a liberal education is the stimulation and enlargement of the capacity to imagine.

WEEKLY FEATURES

News

Living & Arts

University Update

Forum

Sports

Top Stories | News | Living & Arts | University Update | Forum | Sports