The Gospel According to Johann Sebastian Bach

It’s fascinating to me, as a former Evangelical with the culture of “If you can’t articulate it verbally, it’s not really advancing the gospel” still coursing through my veins, that two of the greatest missionaries in the world are J.S. Bach, who communicates the Majesty through music and J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fiction is miraculous in its ability to somehow open hearts to the Catholic faith without ever mentioning Christ or God. Sacramentality at its finest.

I love the curious ecumenical cooperation of Bach and St. Francis Xavier too! Thrilling!


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