Sound of Silence

"Mary treasured all these things and reflected on them in her heart"

Luke 2:19
Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67:2-3, 6-6. 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21

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Octave of Christmas, A

American physicist and author Alan Lightman tells of a childhood experience that set him on a life-long journey of hope, meaning, and new possibilities. He writes, “I was looking up at the sky one night when I was about ten years old, and I felt like my life didn’t matter. And I guess it was converting large space into large time. One star after another star after another star and wondering if that would keep going forever. I sensed that the universe existed a long time before I was born and would exist a long time after I was dead. And I was just a spec that didn’t matter. I don’t matter, my parents don’t matter, nothing matters. We’re all just specs, living in this moment. None of us were here a million years ago — none of us will be here a million years from now. And the universe doesn’t care. It just keeps going on and on and on. So, why are we…

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