Firegenies like fire and believe that “the world is charged with the grandeur of God… It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;” (Gerald Manley Hopkins).
Currently training for ordination, this Firegenie likes to spin thought and theology together, examine culture through faith and faith through culture, preach a bit, write a bit and philosophise a bit, and intellectualise a bit.
The world, and the Universe is a remarkable place. Full of the grandeur of Creation, but also smeared with pain, evil, and suffering – much of which the Firegenie wrestles to understand, especially from the perspective of faith in a good God. At times like these, she is reminded of what a favourite Aunt of hers told her. At the end of World War II, allied forces found an abandoned house, almost a heap of rubble, In the basement, on the crumbling wall, a victim of the Holocaust had scratched a Star of David and underneath it in rough letters “I believe in the sun – even when it does not shine; I believe in love – even when it is not shown; I believe in God – even when he does not speak.”
She likes painting with words and colours, keyboard and brush – stories and poems to capture what the theology and philosophy cannot capture. She wants to give something to the World. And words are one way she can.