Creativity is prayer

Jodrell has given Operation Melting Snow a base from which to repudiate and refute the schism. Naively, I had not seen that Sir Bernard Lovell was ahead of me when I put the bomb on his desk. Sir Bernard was a cosmologist and artist – and Christian. He was the organist at his parish church. He played at my father’s funeral. When he found that his creation, the telescope, was being subverted to political and military ends he considered entering the priesthood – until a bishop told him he would do more good by staying where he was, since, he said, creativity is prayer.

from Alan Garner, inaugural Garner Lecture 2015