One of the principal truths of Christianity,
a truth that goes almost unrecognized today, is that looking is what saves us.
– Simone Weil, Waiting for God
“Be watchful! Be alert!” The words smack like a Zen stick as the stern command is issued to shake off the bittersweet beauty of autumn and awaken to the sober season of Advent.
Advent. The place on the liturgical calendar where I could most easily park my bones, the time of the church year when I feel most at home. Continue reading “When Advent Meets the Academy”