One of my favorite authors, Madeleine L’Engle, died yesterday. I just found out. It makes me sad.
The New York Times article ends:
“Why does anybody tell a story?” Ms. L’Engle once asked, even though she knew the answer.
“It does indeed have something to do with faith,” she said, “faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.”
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An article published by Episcopal Life has a quote from her about suffering and grief. You can read it here.
Several years ago, I was one of the adults on a youth camping trip. Most of the group were out on a hike. I was at the campsite reading “Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art.” Another adult who came back just ahead of the group saw the title and said, “Oh, that’s how you do it– a how to book — walking on water.”