What have faith and fairy stories to do with the real world? Are the truths to be found in fairy stories more real and practical than the sneer of the cynic or the promises of the politician? These questions are addressed in this essay of mine, just published by the National Catholic Register, in which I employ the wisdom of Chesterton and Tolkien to shed light on the subject:

https://www.ncregister.com/blog/faith-and-fairy-stories