Adventus

"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

'nuff said



And at this point, subject (of course) to change, Houston is going for Obama. As are Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, and the Valley.

The kids are alright, too. My daughter's comment upo hearing the news: "Really! Now I don't have to flee America!!!!"



One last thing:

When Cormac McCarthy writes: "There is no prophet in the earth’s long chronicle who is not honored here today," he is addressing an imagined apocalypse; and the sentiment speaks for many who think they know the words of the prophets. But apocalypse means revealing, not disaster; and the revelation of the prophets is streams in the desert; is the jar of grain and pitcher of oil that are never exhausted in the famine; are the valleys raised up and the mountains made low and a highway run straight through the wilderness so every eye can see the glory of God. It is justice rolling down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

That didn't happen tonight. But there was no prophet in the earth's long chronicle who was not honored here today; and that's a good thing.

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