Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merton on Advent 2.0

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 power, because they are regarded as weak, those who are discredited, who are denied the status of persons, tortured, exterminated. With those for whom there is no room, Christ is present.
-- Thomas Merton

This was at the head of a posting by John Dear about a freedom march he is participating in this coming week in Gaza. You can find that article here.