Monday, June 30, 2008

God's "Show and Tell"

"Eucharistic Universe"

I've always loved "show and tell". I loved it as a child and I love it as a grownup. Here's something Madeleine L'Engle said that I had not come across before today. I think it's quite wonderful.

A teacher of small children told us of a child who said to her, "Jesus is God's show and tell." How simple and how wonderful! Jesus is God's show and tell. That's the best theology of incarnation I've ever heard. Jesus said, if you do not understand me as a little child, you will not be able to enter the kingdom of heaven.
It's rare that we get to thank the writers who have really made an impact on our thinking and way of experiencing the world but I did get to thank Madeleine L'Engle. I heard her speak back in the late 70s or early 80s and told her afterward how much her writing had meant to me over the years. She was absolutely lovely to me and I've never forgotten it.


  1. Thanks to the blog owner. What a blog! nice idea.

  2. What an insight! I've always liked Madeliene L'Engle.

  3. madeliene L'Engle always had just the right thing to say! Thank You!


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