April 08, 2007

The Reason for the Season

Today, of all days in the year, it is important to keep constantly in our minds the message and the meaning of the story of Our Lord; a message which has the most tremendous, one may even say awful, significance for the fate of every member of the human race; a message which, if only they would grasp it, would utterly transform the way they saw the world and their place in it. It is a message so powerful, so overwhelming, that most of us hide from it; we seek the false comfort of the distractions and petty views of the mundane — false comfort, for though we may not be interested in Him, He is interested in us. We refuse to put together all that we know of Him and face up to its implications; to acknowledge the utter inadequacy of all human action and merit in the face of His might and knowledge and plans. It has pleased Him to make what the world calls "wisdom" into folly, and to ensure that true wisdom shall be found in what the world calls folly and madness. What is this mind-shattering message that we would rather flee into ignorance and darkness than admit into our consciousness with all its power? Just this:

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.


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