There’s a collision that happens in my heart at Advent, this year more than ever. There’s the never-ending semester cycle when the busyness of the cerebral world of my classes crescendos hard into sforzando, there’s navigating the push-pull of family holidays, there’s food upon food — the pendulum-swing from ordering pizza too often because there… Read More O Holy Flesh
I’ve been reading Anne Lamott’s new book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, and it has me thinking about how limited we, humankind, are when it comes to understanding the concept of God. Our minds are too little to grasp infinity, too clouded by what we think everyone else means by “God” to sort out what’s… Read More Which shall be to all people
As so many people are, I am trying to process the tragedy that happened in Newtown, CT, this morning. Somehow my horror and grief have gotten all tangled up in Advent and the waiting — the longing for a Savior to save us, to end this mess we live in. Fix it, Lord. Come back. Save… Read More A broken Advent meditation.