"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christma Novena: Day 6

Hark!  My lover comes,
springing across the mountains,
leaping across the hills.
Here he is
behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
peering through the lattices.

It seems to me that Advent is an unfolding, a revealing of God with us ...

as well as a deeper recognition of my need for mercy and the grace of conversion and reconciliation.

I ask the forgiveness of all whom I have offended in my writing and comments on this blog and elsewhere.


  1. This is a beautiful Christmas-Novena with equally beautiful paintings you've posted, Terry. And you are definitely forgiven for whatever you may have written or commented anywhere that may have "offended" me, thanks!! Merry Christmas to you and ALL your readers, too..

    1. You are so kind! Thanks very much. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.


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