The Singing of Angels

The Singing of Angels December 1, 2013

Blessed Advent all.  The Calvary DC congregation has written a beautiful Advent devotional with the theme, “And Hear the Angels Sing.”  Follow along each day in Advent by subscribing to Calvary’s blog or liking the Calvary DC page on Facebook.  In the meantime, read the words of Howard Thurman and listen up…it’s Advent.

There must be always remaining in every man’s life some place for the singing of angels – some place for that which in itself is breathlessly beautiful and by an inherent prerogative, throwing all the rest of life into a new and creative relatedness – something that gathers up in itself all the freshets of experience from drab and commonplace areas of living and glows in one bright light of penetrating beauty and meaning – then passes. The commonplace is shot through with new glory – old burdens become lighter, deep and ancient wounds lose much of their old, old hurting. A crown is placed over our heads that for the rest of our lives we are trying to grow tall enough to wear. Despite all the crassness of life, despite all the hardness of life, despite all of the harsh discords of life, life is saved by the singing of angels.

Howard Thurman, The Inward Journey (1961)

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  • Susan

    The young 21 year old’s name is Emilie Gossiaux. She returned to college after putting herself in a blind rehab program in Minneapolis, MN for 11 months. Em recently won a national art award from the Kennedy Center. You can view her work at the Smithsonian. Emilie believes she survived and recovered because of all the prayers being offered for her.