Thank you, if you've joined me here, and especially if you've commented.
I wondered what I had found meaningful two years ago, when it seemed to me completely unacceptable that a joyous season of midwinter light and hopefulness should even exist. It's still as compelling ~ perhaps even moreso:
The figure of the reconciler, of the divine human Jesus Christ, steps into the middle between God and the world, into the center of all that happens. Through this figure the mystery of the world is disclosed, just as in the same figure the mystery of God is revealed.
[B]ehold the incarnate God, the unfathomable mystery of God's love for the world. God loves human beings. God loves the world.
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ecce Homo, in Meditations on the Cross