Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas Eve

I've just finished teaching a series on Hope and Advent, and finished a three-week series of readings for Advent. It has been a rich couple of weeks. The new year starts soon, but I want to leave you with one thought for the season.

Matt Conner at The Rabbit Room posted this quote.

“If holiness and the awful power and majesty of God were present in this least auspicious of all events, this birth of a peasant’s child, then there is no place or time so lowly and earthbound but that holiness can be present there too. And this means that we are never safe, that there is no place where we can hide from God, no place where we are safe from his power to break in two and re-create the human heart because it is just where he seems most helpless that he is most strong, and just where we least expect him that he comes most fully.” -Frederick Buechner, The Hungering Dark

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