Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Phaith in December: A contradictory Advent

“If God’s incomprehensibility does not…draw us into his superluminous darkness, if it does not call us out of the little house of our homely, close-hugged truths…we have misunderstood the words of Christianity.” — Karl Rahner, S.J.

I find in Advent not so much a refuge from the noisy world, as a series of mysterious contradictions that leave me slightly off balance, coaxing me past the superficial trappings of the season, into an encounter with God made flesh.

Read the rest of my column (in which I admit that I am a geek) at Phaith....


  1. Oh Michelle - simply wonderful. And what is wrong with geek??? :-)

  2. As long as I don't francl too much, being a geek is a fine thing :)

  3. :-D One of my housemates calls my different variety of "francl" "Katherine's epiphanies" (voicing a random discovery, in my case completely out of sync with the current conversation).

    I love it when you talk about what you do and relate it to spirituality, in part because it is so, at least immediately apparently, alien to anything I have ever thought of doing.