Sunday, November 29, 2009

Advent Begins

St Gabriel announces Good NewsImage by Lawrence OP via Flickr

Author Madeleine L'Engle's poem "After Annunciation" -*

This is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
There'd have been no room for the child.

*Taken from the Introduction to the book - GOD WITH US, Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas
**Photo - Angel Gabriel and Mary
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  1. The meditation in our church bulletin this morning was a Madeleine L'Engle quote.

    I miss her.

  2. Irrational indeed, and wonderful because of it.

  3. SS, I am very much filled with "reason" these days. I long for what is bright and wild, but my pragmatism (which some say is actually pessimism) gets in my way. But, still, I know that I am filled with hope. I know this because each day I get up and try again and say a prayer and try again.

    Today, my heart is wide open to the hope of this season, to all possibility. Today, I will make room for the Christ.

    Thank you for the lovely poem.


  4. Pollinatrix - Madeleine was a jewel and her legacy is rich for our keeping.

    Tess - practical ideas don't always render the best results. I'm glad Mary wasn't a control freak!

    Rebecca - me too! My day is zooming by and it's a lovely one but my quiet time didn't really materialize this a.m. However, part of that time was spent in a glorious stretch for my body in yoga, part was slept sleeping until 8:00 a.m. and some of it was spent on a post.

    To all THREE of you, I hope you'll read my post of Monday, today, as it is a bit about each of you (all all my blogger friends) in how fortunate I feel to have you as a part, albeit small part, of my life:) xoxoxox

  5. oh believe me the irrationality of a mother's love - God's love - love period are speaking deeply to me this week. (i read this a few days ago just now coming back to comment...)