UNBORN WORD of the day


To Gabriel, Angel – Messenger of God
September 21, 2007, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Poems

Still hidden, still unknown as yet
within the heart and soul of Mary
was the Father’s plan of life for her,
His wondrous mystery,
a covenant of love
embedded in it’s hope-filled promise
of a regenerative power within her womb,

HIS plan for her,
all that she was meant to be for all of us,
Mother of the WORD made flesh,
so that from her body – her blood
The Son’s humanity might claim His own.

Then it was you, O Gabriel, angel sent by God,
as messenger of God’s redemptive love,
entrusted with calling forth
in humble praise and love
a handmaid’s “YES”
that she might choose
the overshadowing, whispering breeze
of the Spirit’s power to become Theotokos
“Mother of the Word” – God’s Son

O Gabriel, plead with God for us that we
become like you a messenger
to draw forth from:
those we meet,
those we live with,
those we care for,
all that has been planned for them.

Help us seek, help us find, help us nurture,
gently praise our God for those
sometimes hidden,
sometimes never understood,
sometimes irritating,
sometimes temperamental talents;
their each,
God given, created gene of life,
to call forth, open up, identify their hopes,
their attitudes, and unite ourselves with all
that embodies God’s Will for them in Christ.

“Glorify the Lord with me,
Together let us extol His Name.”
by: Sister M. Linus Coyle Jan. 2006

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 Archangel Gabriel. Tomorrow September 23 is the feast day of St. Linus. I wanted to wish Sister Linus a happy and holy day on her patron saint’s feast day. We have featured one of her beautiful poem/reflections before entitled The Annunciation.


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