Now all this, if taken literally, is absurd… But to distinguish these two kinds of speech, the non-symbolic and the symbolic, in such a point is so important that if we are not able to make understandable to our contemporaries that we speak symbolically when we use such language, they will rightly turn away from us, as from people who still live in absurdities and superstitions.
~Paul Tillich Theology of Culture
Poem for Easter
Why do some stories persist? If a story is important enough to us, it will spread out and last and endure. ~Kate Orenstein