Sunday, December 13, 2020

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Michael Gerson, on the ‘Waiting People’ of Advent Narratives)

“The Advent narratives are filled with waiting people: Mary, Zechariah, Elizabeth, Simeon, Anna. They lived in patient expectation and were receptive to the Good News when it arrived. Their hope did not come as the result of a battle. It came like a seed planted in the ground. Like the sun rising in defiance of night. Like a child growing within his mother.”—Syndicated columnist (and former Presidential speechwriter) Michael Gerson, “Prominent Evangelicals Are Directing Trump’s Sinking Ship. That Feeds Doubts About Religion,” The Washington Post, Dec. 7, 2020

The image accompanying this post is Simeon's Song of Praise (1669), an oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606–1669).

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