O Clavis David: The God Who Frees

When we look at the writings of the prophets, we can run into danger if we over-spiritualize their words — and thereby let ourselves off the hook from their radical call for justice — or if we over-literalize them — and thereby limit the scope of their words to politics. (For as Jesus said, after … Continue reading O Clavis David: The God Who Frees

O Adonai: With Outstretched Arm

In this last week of Advent, I'm writing short daily reflections on the 'O Antiphons', which mark the Western liturgical tradition's countdown to Christmas. Today's reads: O Adonai and Leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and … Continue reading O Adonai: With Outstretched Arm

O Sapientia: Stop, Look, and Listen

As I'm writing this, there is a skiff of snow on the ground, my Christmas tree is lit behind me, and my presents are on their way to far-away family. There's no doubt that Christmas is just around the corner. But it's not here yet. This means that we're in the final days of preparation. … Continue reading O Sapientia: Stop, Look, and Listen