Make way for the Christ

Classical music lovers are no doubt familiar with Gustav Mahler, the late 19th century Bohemian-Austrian composer. Much of Mahler’s music was written amid personal tragedies, including the passing of his beloved daughter, Maria. When listening to a Mahler composition, one is struck by the transcendent and gently comforting swirls of music that speak of something perhaps inexpressible by words.

Into this place between words—where the heart is broken or the wisdom of the world is impotent to solve a dilemma we may be facing—the Christ enters.

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