Natural Phenomenon as Metaphors for God

What does it take for people to use their imaginations to turn natural phenomenon into metaphors for God? St. Ignatius realized his lively imagination gave him insights about God and he encouraged those on retreat with him to plumb those depths as well.

Too many people think they don’t have the imagination necessary for Ignatian prayer. But the above-quoted article by Dr. Susan Mountin suggests that one way we’re already using imagination to recognize God is through the art of the natural world.

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