Filed under: The Incarnation
by Sister M. Linus Coyle, PBVM
When was it, Lord,
your Mother looked long and,
oh, so lovingly at You
as you sat down beside her?
For You had asked so eagerly
to have her tell you of your birth.
Then did she tell you how she felt
when Gabriel came?
What it was like to comprehend
his message or its meaning?
And did she say that
there she was – so little, so young..
her God so great!
She felt that awful sense of being
emptied out of all that she
might call “her ” own – so powerless
but yet so full, so very full of LOVE.
Then did she tell you, too,
how suddenly she felt compelled
because of LOVE
to answer, “Yes!”
Unburdened of all doubt, all fear,
Open to accept, to choose to be
in total trust, in total truth,
Mother of the “Promised One”.
And it was then, it was there
Within the silence of
Her VIRGIN womb.
Sister M. Linus Coyle belongs to the order of the Sisters of the Presentation. She receives our e-newsletter and sent us this beautiful poem/reflection on the Annunciation.
*Artist Commentary: (about above painting) The mother and the child are not reading letters on a page, but the “word” in each other’s faces. The mother of Christ is the first word Jesus sees, a face in which love and truth are perfectly in harmony. In the face of her son, Mary sees the Word of God incarnate, made from her own flesh.
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