Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas 2017

Rohingya walking from the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Over 640,000 refugees sought shelter in Bangladesh this year. Tomas Munita for The New York Times
"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 He must be in it, His place is with those others for whom there is no room." - Merton

"There, amid the gloom of a city that had no room or place for the stranger from afar, amid the darkness of a bustling city which seemed to want to build itself up by turning its back on others… it was precisely there that the revolutionary spark of God’s love was kindled" - Pope Francis, December 24, 2017


  1. 2Cents ___________________________________________

    " i brought back the Merry Christmas greeting
    and all can happily display a Christmas manger
    i have brought back Christmas - making america
    great again i have also taken away the insurance
    of 13 million people believe me this is the best Christmas ever " ___________________________________________

    1. oh boy. This is really strange, huh?

      I tend to think that we will survive this make america great again stuff, but it sure is disconcerting. Maybe it is waking us up?

  2. yes yes

    we now live in spoiled environment of over consumption
    perhaps the america needs a good dose of culture shock
    to correct its self --------

    1. but don't you think that the world has always been that way - a spoiled environment of over consumption (for a few) and not enough for others?

  3. A crisis, writes Hannah Arendt, “tears away fa├žades and obliterates prejudices.”

  4. well yes and no
    the human condition is suffering
    caused by mankind's immaturity
    but there is the potential of the
    human race to grow up -is this not salvation -
    perhaps every human life is both sacrifice ,
    and sacrament _____________________________


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