October 30, 2019

Frederick Buechner on Wishful Thinking

CHRISTIANITY IS mainly wishful thinking. 
Even the part about Judgment and Hell 
reflects the wish that somewhere 
the score is being kept.
Dreams are wishful thinking. 
Children playing at being grown-up 
is wishful thinking. 
Interplanetary travel is wishful thinking.
Sometimes wishing is the wings 
the truth comes true on.
Sometimes the truth is what 
sets us wishing for it.