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Less than perfect

On this New Year’s Day I find myself hopeful for what lies ahead in 2013. I’ll be meeting many new people and visiting new and familiar places, and I’m eager to see what these encounters will bring to my life. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I arrived in Los Angeles late Tuesday night, and it’s been a gift to be welcomed home by my parents and sink into a familiar, gentle sort of bustle–choir rehearsal, cooking, wrapping presents. Tonight we’ll sing the Happy Birthday song … Continue reading

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O Magnum Mysterium

I finally feel more or less ready, if such a thing is possible, to experience the miracle of Christmas once again. Perhaps it would be more true to say that I am keenly aware of my deep need and longing for a renewed connection to the mystery of the Incarnation.

I was reminded a few days ago of the wondrously beautiful setting of “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen, and I want to bring it to your attention here as something of a Christmas gift. To me, this old text, in this new setting, expresses something of the glorious, joyful mystery of the Incarnation, of drawing near to the transcendent God. Continue reading

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