Episode Six: Christmas Cheer!
I'm back in the States and relishing my holiday. All I've done is eat, sleep, play with my dog, see friends and read outloud by the Christmas tree with my mother. Oh, and by the way: I officially graduated! I've already been working on my PhD, but I officially graduated from my masters just before I came home. A good way to end the first semester!
This week's episode is a short collection of ramblings on my favourite Christmas traditions, and some thoughts on how Christmas invites us into the mystery of the incarnation... God become man!
For links to all my favourite Christmas cheer, check out this old blog post...
Also make sure to check out my Christmas spotify playlist...
Oh, And I've also really enjoyed this playlist of advent choral music that I found through my sister...
1. Literary - "The Coming," R.S. Thomas
And God held in his hand
A small globe. Look, he said.
The son looked. Far off,
As through water, he saw
A scorched land of fierce
Colour. The light burned
There; crusted buildings
Cast their shadows; a bright
Serpent, a river
Uncoiled itself, radiant
On a bare
Hill a bare tree saddened
The sky. Many people
Held out their thin arms
To it, as though waiting
For a vanished April
To return to its crossed
Boughs. The son watched
Them. Let me go there, he said.
2. Visual - Magnificat, Taize Stained Glass Window
3. Musical - "Welcome to Our World," Michael W. Smith
Wishing you all a beautiful Christmastide!
You are so very loved.