Category Archives: Advent Meditations

When Advent meets Christmas

For Mary, Gabriel has opened a portal, a wormhole, an anomaly through which our history, this moment in which the blessed Incarnation is begun, is fused with eternity. Continue reading

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When the heavens open

And Jesus: little, embryonic, speck of Jesus; what does he see, from such a soft and secret place? What does he know, from such a small beginning? Continue reading

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Wait

All is nearly ready. There is little more to be done; for some tasks it is too late, for others, already begun, the conveyor belt of Christmas, well-oiled and practiced has taken them off our hands and out of our control. Continue reading

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Wordless

Wordless came the Word of God; not silent, as the night revolved around him snuffling, yawning, suckling, sighing, crying out the love of God, wordless, gazing into the eternity between one body and the next.

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God’s time

God’s relationship with our time-bound world is much more poetic and less literal than a counting down of days between the first and the second creation to come. Continue reading

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Advent

Dangerous moments in a darkened womb; the unfamiliar arrhythmia of travel, the fresh, tart taste of fear filtered through amniotic fluid, lullaby of strange sirens steering the weary; sunk in your swaying sea, time contracts creation to a singularity still … Continue reading

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Mangled time: a love story

Advent is not the most comforting season of the liturgical year. It itches with anticipation. It scratches at the walls like a prisoner counting out the days. It mangles time, mixing up what has been with what will be, preparing … Continue reading

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