Advent 1: Expectation

Not expectant last year, we met the season with a kind of still gratitude, quiet in the truth that what had been had been, and was not now, grateful for months of frozen meals and flowers (grief and surgery have these in common), and hopeful that the next year must be better at least thanContinue reading “Advent 1: Expectation”

Luke 1: Zechariah and Mary

No surprise, perhaps, that the impossible’s not a boundary    for the one who lit stars and sculpted the mountains,           watered – drew water from –    our rock. Yet unexpected now, this figure in temple,       in dreams, beholding and saying what’s seldom been said, more seldom believed: The barren with child? AContinue reading “Luke 1: Zechariah and Mary”