October 16

Sensationalists miss divinity for that reason: true religion is always unspectacular. The foolish virgins buy oil for their lamps, and when they come back, they find the Bridegroom has already returned. And the door closed. It was so undramatic. A beautiful maiden knocks at the door of an inn, and an innkeeper tells her there is no room; she enters a stable, and there, a child is born. It was God’s entrance into the world. But it was so undramatic.

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