Advent Reflection – Day 12

 

"The Angel Spreads the Good News to the Shepherds" by Hua Xiaoxian

“The Angel Spreads the Good News to the Shepherds” by Hua Xiaoxian

 

from “Going to God with the Shepherds”

If you want to go to God, go without
your certainties.  Take your graces.  Leave
your certainties behind.  If you go looking
for a Triangle inside a Trefoil inside
a Conundrum, you’ll miss the greatest sight
of all, the Holy Trinity playing
children’s games on the lawns of heaven. If
you only look for the Virgin of the Window,
you’ll walk right past Our Lady, laughing and telling
stories with a group of friends….
                                                   And so
go with the shepherds on their angelic quest.
Go to that hick town that David left
as soon as he got the chance, go to the stable,
see what you never expected to see, the doors
to God opening in that manger against
all certainty….

– Louis William Countryman

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