Monday, August 20, 2012
Not a few people admit to an imagination that is crimped in some way. “Letting it go” is not easy. Yet imagination is crucial in human development. Children without the ease to wonder and entertain it may short-circuit their growth.
When it comes to prayer, for adults as well as children, imagination plays a prominent role. Jesuit Paul Brian Campbell noted, “From the time of Ignatius until today, some people are very nervous about the use of imagination in prayer.” Prayer is less about prayer and more about being transformed. Composing oneself is part of Ignatian praying. Fr. Cambell shared what helps him.