"For Christians, whose largest investment is in the invisible, the imagination is indispensable, for it is only by means of the imagination that we can see reality whole, in context… . If my imagination is stunted or inactive, I will only see what I can use, or something that gets in my way… . It is the invisibles that determine how you will view the world, whether as a homeland or as a prison or place of battle. Nobody lives in the 'objective' world, only in a world filtered through the imagination... . Right now, one of the essential Christian ministries in and to our ruined world is the recovery and exercise of the imagination."
(Eugene Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant , 170-171)