I have been glimpsing this luminous quality of the visible world this week, first of all in faces -- whether of the first-graders in the hallway, or of young women on the street. Second, I caught this luminous quality at a rehearsal on Friday, when the sixty-four voices of the Christmas choir joined in singing "A Voice Cries Out" with full voice. These were all instances of an Advent theme: to recognize the presence of Emmanuel in our midst.
So, as we prepare for the coming of our God at Christmas, "on this threshold between visible and invisible," let us be on the lookout for his countless comings right now, comings of "the invisible structures of original kindness to come to our assistance and open pathways of possibility by refreshing and activating in us our invisible potential."
“O come, o come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.”
Postscript: I finally got that letter from the publisher this week. Because of changes in their direction as a publishing house, they decided decline my offer to send them the manuscript of my Easter book. At least they did not read it and reject it! Now I have to search for a new publisher...