If ever you find yourself in the midst of paradox,
you can be sure you stand on the edge of truth.
~Diana Gabaldon from An Echo in the Bone
Tomorrow we begin the season of Advent: the greatest time of year for great mystery and paradox.
One who never left us, came to us, did not leave us hopeless, yet will come again.
Already, but not yet.
This is the ultimate paradox of our times:
Our Creator God pierces through the veil of humankind to become us, His Image Man;
He comes to live among us to live in us and for us and through us,
to die for us and rise to life again so that we may not die but live.
He has come, He never left, yet He will come again.
When we feel ourselves in the midst of paradox, we find we are on the verge of Truth.
Perhaps enough paradox for one day — standing on the edge of Truth feels a tad overwhelming.
More to come…