Question of the Day for Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Imagination?

Q. What does the Church have to say about dreams, imagination and whimsical fantasies that aren’t of a sinful nature but are not centered around God and the Church? For example, when a young girl dreams of becoming a princess in a castle, while there is no way that dream could come to reality, is there something wrong with harboring it?

A. Here is a reply from Father Francis Hoffman, J.C.D.:

If thoughts and daydreams are centered on yourself, be careful. Indulgence in such thoughts can be a slippery slope toward pride and narcissism, leading to neglect of duties and hardness of heart toward others. Besides, it’s often a waste of time.

Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/July29Aug22013/tabid/8728/Default.aspx

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