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God’s ecstasy

God’s ecstasy

What we now call complexity, and recognize as doing its creative work on the very edge of chaos, is at the heart of this miraculous picture. There may not be an external Designer and a micro-managing Providence from the outside, but neither is the world devoid of...

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God-with-us

God-with-us

Jesus is God-with-us, Emmanuel. The great mystery of God becoming human is God's desire to be loved by us. By becoming a vulnerable child, completely dependent on human care, God wants to take away all distance between the human and the divine. Who can be afraid of...

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The First Incarnation

The First Incarnation

It must have been astonishing, that first Incarnation, when the void exploded with Divine love creating the universe and the mysteries of the cosmos.  While we, of course, were not there to witness this first Incarnation, it is always right there in front of us to...

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Advent Daydreams

Advent Daydreams

Recently, I landed on a blog site and under the section of “More about me” the author wrote the following, “I use to want to change the world.  Now I would just like to leave the room with a little dignity.”  I’m sure all of us have daydreamed from time to time...

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Advent

Advent

Advent does not lead to nervous tension stemming from expectation of something spectacular about to happen. On the contrary, it leads to a growing inner stillness and joy allowing me to realize that [the one] for whom I am waiting has already arrived and speaks to...

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The meaning of Jonah

The meaning of Jonah

Jesus knew well the graphic story of Jonah the prophet who was running from God and was used by God almost in spite of himself. Jonah was swallowed by a whale and taken where he would rather not go. This was Jesus’ metaphor for death and rebirth. Rather than look...

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