Monday, December 21, 2009

O Dayspring

by Stephen Crippen

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December 21

O come blest Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by your advent here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death's dark shadow put to flight.

Dayspring returns: starting today, a couple of minutes each day, the sun strengthens and lengthens. Dayspring dazzles: a masterful musician, a skillful surgeon, a discerning sage. Dayspring enlightens: a radical idea, a brilliant discovery, a life-changing question. Dayspring burns: an angry prophet, a painful moment of truth, a vigorous argument. Dayspring warms: a neonatal heat lamp, a roaring hearth, chili simmering on a cooktop burner--and there's enough for all. God as Dayspring.

Stephen is a therapist and postulant to the Diaconate. You can find his personal blog here.

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