“All of us use art and literature as an escape from time to time, but if it’s any good, it has a healing quality–a quality that enlarges our human spirits.” Katherine Paterson, an American author best known for children’s novels. She is the winner of many awards, including two Newbery Medals. Yes, there is one “t” in Paterson.

I like to think art and literature deepen or uplift those spirits. The depressed find solace. Writers seeking better work have it modeled. Those who are socially encumbered can learn in fiction more sensitivity to others. To the Christian believer, I believe the Holy Spirit or counselor can minister to us through art and literature. 

Writing the blogs is healthy for me. Hopefully, there is at least an outside chance that some of what I write here is healing for you.

2 thoughts on “Healing

  1. “a healing quality–a quality that enlarges our human spirits.” — I love the quotes you share. I don’t know where you gather them all but they have this one quality in common: they make us reflect on what is good, ultimately God who is good, the source of our healing. Even the baseball posts! Because every good gift is from the Father of heavenly lights and what’s good for you is gander to me, or something like that! 🙂

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