Wednesday, December 15, 2021



Are you incapable of serious thought, so-called 'LSP'? Yes, but Fulton Sheen's different. Here's an Advent reflection:


If, in those days, the stars of the heavens by some magic touch had folded themselves together as silver words and announced the birth of the Expected of the Nations, where would the world have gone in search of Him?

The world would have searched for the Babe in some palace by the Tiber, or in some gilded house of Athens, or in some inn of a great city where gathered the rich, the mighty, and the powerful ones of earth. They would not have been the least surprised to have found the newborn King of kings stretched out on a cradle of gold and surrounded by kings and philosophers paying to Him their tribute and obeisance.

But they would have been surprised to have discovered Him in a manger, laid on coarse straw and warmed by the breath of oxen, as if in atonement for the coldness of the hearts of men. No one would have expected that the One whose fingers could stop the turning of Arcturus would be smaller than the head of an ox; that He who could hurl the ball of fire into the heavens would one day be warmed by the breath of beasts; that He who could make a canopy of stars would be shielded from a stormy sky by the roof of a stable; or that He who made the earth as His future home would be homeless at home. No one would have expected to find Divinity in such a condition; but that is because Divinity is always where you least expect to find it.

Divinity is always where you least expect to find it. I'd second that and Guinea on the monkey, what?




Well Seasoned Fool said...

You sell yourself short, IMO. I find in your blog a keen ear and eye and clear words that tell the story.

Paul M said...


4B ranch said...

There's a wee touch o' the Poet in your Soul, I think.

I share your sentiment regarding amalgamation'. The US Army is guilty of the same insensibility.

LSP said...

Thanks, WSF, I appreciate that.

LSP said...

Oh my, Paul, they had it all going on in the '50s.

LSP said...

You might have a point, Mr. 4Branch :)

As for the destruction of the British regiments... grrrr.