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The imagination of eternity

There is danger, nonetheless, in rendering Christ in wood and ink, oil and water, his features flattened, pressed under the weight of our expectations and experience, Mary’s milky flesh lightened and whitened, the divine darkness artificially brightened with gilt and gold. There is the danger that instead of conforming our imaginations to Christ’s likeness, we will attempt to fix him in ours. Continue reading

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Strange gifts

For the feast of Joseph of Arimathea: The gift of a place to rest in peace. A quiet tomb. A hillside full of life and new growth. A garden; paradise on earth. The tenderness of a cradling arm, swaddling clothes. … Continue reading

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