With texts that we return to again and again, like the Christmas story, I'm always intrigued by what parts of the readings stay with me, what parts speak to me more in any given year. Last night, it was this passage:
Around the passage, I put items that are feeling mighty dark to me. In the upper right hand corner, the word Aleppo is almost strangled by darkness. Other words/phrases: democracy sliding away, terror in the Christmas market, refugees, climate chaos, Trump.
It's an important reminder to me. The Divine breaks through in all sorts of ways, and often, only those who are on the watch will see it.