Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Letting down holy socks

Here's an unseasonal thought: have to accept the uncomfortable gifts that Advent offers: not gold, frankincense and myrrh, but waiting, despair, judgement. The saintly road is not so much about striving to pull up holy socks as letting them slide down. Not that you sag in holiness, be we are asked to adopt a discipline of surrender. ... The Church is for the most part in the fast lane, being driven harder than it can faithfully go. It is hyperactive with false hope.
from David Wood's 'Dark Prayer', letters written to the Community of the Three Hours

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