Christ Comes Uninvited

While researching about the Annunciation and thinking about the #Adventword for Dec. 19 – “turn” I found this post by Andrew Staron featuring a poem by Thomas Merton.

“In the silence, in the stillness turn. Pause, listen. What do you hear?” ~ Miriam McKenney

Daily Theology

SC171946 Luc-Olivier Merson, “Rest on the Flight into Egypt” (1879), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

While being interviewed by Krista Tippett for the On Being podcast, actor and activist Martin Sheen shared his favorite passage from Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton… words that I’ve not been able to get out of my head since I first listened. I share them with the Daily Theology community so they might serve as a spark for prayer and reflection during this holy season.

Into this world, this demented inn, 

in which there is absolutely no room for Him at all, 

Christ has come uninvited. 

But because He cannot be at home in it, 

because He is out of place in it, and yet he must be in it, 

His place is with those others for whom there is no room. 

His place is with those who do not belong, 

who are rejected by…

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