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My teenage years were a time of considerable loneliness. I remember myself only too well as a teen, driven by restlessness, haunted by unspoken dreams, full of youthful grandiosity, unsure of myself, shuffling hesitantly in the stag-line at the local dance.
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The incarnation should never be confused with Disneyland. In the incarnation God enters into actual humanity – pain, ambiguity, misunderstanding, crucifixion. There's some purity there, on God's side; but, on our side, nothing is pure, including the priesthood.
Christian theology has generally been weak in its treatise on marriage. Somehow the earthiness of the Incarnation, so evident elsewhere, has been slow to spill over into our thinking about marriage, sex and family.