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Practicing Advent

Inhabiting Advent

Inhabiting Advent

Inhabiting Advent 
 by Janice MacLean These months of COVID have given us practice in waiting, in longing, in wondering, in watching. These good Advent words have a different sense as they pull us through a pandemic. It’s a long Advent we’re in. We are still...

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This Moment

This Moment

This Moment by Janice MacLean They wait. They visit the Temple. They do their routine, day in and day out. So, when an ordinary couple with a tiny baby in her arms and the meagre sacrifice of two turtledoves in his hands come in they see they know. They hold the...

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An Image for Our Time

An Image for Our Time

This is a mandorla.  It’s a good image for this span of time. Mandorla means “almond” in Italian. It is the space where two circles intersect, where two opposites come together. I think of it is a kind of intertidal zone between being beached and bereft and being...

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