Sunday, December 24, 2006

One Last Advent Post


Our pastor read this outstanding piece from St. John of the Cross this morning. (Sorry, I can't find a link to the text online. Photo: source.)

If you want,
the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy,
and say,

“I need shelter for the night,
please take me inside your heart,
my time is so close.”

Then under the roof of your soul,
you will witness the sublime
intimacy, the divine, the Christ
taking birth forever,

as she grasps your hand for help, for each of us
is the midwife of God, each of us.

Yes there, under the dome of your being does creation
come into existence eternally, through your womb,
dear pilgrim – the sacred womb of your soul,

as God grasps our arms for help; for each of us is
His beloved servant never far.

If you want, the Virgin will come walking
down the street pregnant with Light and
sing .…

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I wish all of you a beautiful Christmas. I'll see you midweek.

--I.C.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

4HisChurch said...

Happy Nativity!

Melody said...

Beautiful.

Merry Christmas IC! May God bless you and yours.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Merry Christmas, IC, SIC and CHIC's!

Diesel said...

Merry Christmas, IC!

Tiffany said...

Our minister read this poem last evening at our Vespers service, and I was looking for the text -- thank you for posting it! Merry Christmas!