Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Read This

I just read this beautiful post about the incarnation. An excerpt:
"The divinity of God is on display at Christmas in beautiful creche scenes. We sing songs of babies who don’t cry. We mistake quiet for peace. A properly antiseptic and church-y view of birth, arranged as high art to convey the seriousness and sacredness of the incarnation. It is as though the truth of birth is too secular for Emmanuel, it doesn’t look too holy in its real state. So the first days of the God-with-us requires the dignity afforded by our editing.

But this? This creating out of passion and love, the carrying, the seemingly-never-ending-waiting, the knitting-together-of-wonder-in-secret-places, the pain, the labour, the blurred line between joy and “someone please make it stop,” the “I can’t do it” even while you’re in the doing of it, the delivery of new life in blood and hope and humanity?"

2 comments:

Jessica said...

I LOVE this! I just linked to it on my blog too! Merriest of Christmases to you and your family, Ruth!

Sarah SSM said...

Oh yes. This is wonderful. I may post it, too. Thank you for sharing it.

And merry Christmas, Ruth. Blessings in this holy season and in the year to come.