Expect to Understand God in Broader and Deeper Ways

All the time I encounter artists who have weathered various changes in their spirituality because of their growth as artists. My own story is not so unusual. As I developed my art, I engaged more deeply with parts of the personality that operate in creativity. I had grown up in a Christian tradition that was void of liturgy or ritual. My tradition had a pretty standoffish relationship with mystery too. But the more writing I did, the more I bumped into mystery and the more I felt it was necessary to a well-rounded faith. The more attentive I became toward life in general, the more important life’s physicality became to me, and I began to feel a need for ritual and sacred objects. The more I realized that my art connected me with other people, the more I longed to liturgy, in which worshipers participate together very intentionally.

– from “The Soul Tells a Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life” by Vinita Hampton Wright Loyola Press