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A Thomas Merton Advent thought & another Advent Reading

posted Nov 25, 2016, 6:35 PM by Tim Isbell
Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for Him at all, Christ has come uninvited. But because He cannot be at home in it, because He is out of place in it, and yet must be in it, His place is with those others for whom there is no room. His place is with those who do not belong, who are rejected by power because they are regarded as weak, those who are discredited, who are denied status as persons, who are tortured, bombed, and exterminated. With those for whom there is no room, Christ is present in the world. He is mysteriously present in those for whom there seems to be nothing but the world at its worst.

- Thomas Merton


A few days ago I posted a new Advent Reading for 2016. Since then, our pastor asked Sharon Rauenzahn to write a shorter one for this year's use at New Life Nazarene Church (Cupertino, CA). So she did, it's titled "Hope, Faith, Joy, Peace" and is available with all the others at Advent Readings.


Blessings to all (and thanks to Sharon!),

Tim


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