Fridays of Advent: Reflections on Longing 4

Living attuned to the depths of the longing in your being is a huge challenge.  This Advent, in these crucifixion-tinged reflections, we’ve had the opportunity to consider the longing for love, for reconciliation; the longing to be free of shame and fear (including the shame and fear we feel about our longing to be known…

A Very Queer Christmas

I’ve been pondering recently just how queer our Christmas story is.  Now, if you’re of a certain generation like me, queer might seem like a questionable word, one that has been used with derision or power-driven politics, and one that probably should be avoided.  The kids tell me, however, that many are reclaiming the word…

Fridays of Advent: Reflections on Longing 2

Longing can be scary. Can you think back to an early memory of deeply hoping for something …. only to experience disappointment? Many of us learned early on to temper our desires. We do it for self-preservation.  We do it in the hopes of holiness.  We do it because we’re afraid. Incarnation is culmination of…