Sunday, January 8, 2012
Naturally today we sang another of them, one that underscores the avoidance of man for no particular reason: God in Flesh Made Manifest. Aside from the fact that it raises images in my mind of prime rib rather than humankind and utterly destroys the poetic rhythm of the refrain, it reinforces the sense that the word man is the problem, not a real sense of exclusion. Jesus is--I repeat--a man. In man, as man made manifest.