Friday, August 20, 2004

Magic and mystery -- Part 2

In a brief speech the other evening (I'll tell you where in Sunday's Musing), a friend made a neat distinction between the miraculous and the marvelous. It is a distinction lost on the Church authorities who denied young Haley Waldman a valid sacrament.

If there is a theme to, it is that the universe is sufficiently marvelous, all by itself, not to require miracles.