"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

Monday, December 17, 2012

Advent--Dec. 17

Music here.

O Wisdom, O holy word of God,
you govern all creation
with your strong yet tender care
Come and show your people the way to salvation

O Lord, through your Son you command us, no, you counsel us to ask, and you promise that you will hear us so that our joy may be complete.  Lord, I am making the request that you urge us to make through your Wonder-Counselor.  Give me then what you promise to give through your truth.  You, O God, are faithful; grant that I may receive my request, so that my joy may be complete.

Meanwhile, let this hope of mine be in my thoughts an don my tongue; let my heart be filled with it, my voice speak of it; let my soul hunger for it, my body thirst for it, my whole being yearn for it, until I enter into the joy of the Lord, who is Three in One, blessed for ever.  Amen.

--Anselm, 11th century


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