May 15, 2022

Fairy Tales for the Early Years


One of the functions of mythology and religion is what mythologist Joseph Campbell calls the “pedagogical function” – teaching and guiding the individual through the normal stages of life in a harmonious and fulfilling way. And fairy tales, the distilled wisdom of the ages – “minor scriptures,” if you will – are traditional sources of teaching what the values of the different stages of life are. The sermon this Sunday will feature a most entertaining fairy tale with takeaways for both children and adults.