Monday, December 24, 2012

New life is born again, again and again

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A Song of Julian of Norwich

God chose to be our mother in all things •
and so made the foundation of his work,
most humble and most pure,
in the Virgin’s womb.

God, the perfect wisdom of all, •
arrayed himself in this humble place.

Christ came in our poor flesh •
to share a mother’s care.

Our mothers bear us for pain and for death; •
our true mother, Jesus, bears us for joy and endless life.

Christ carried us within him in love and travail, •
until the full time of his passion.

And when all was completed and he had carried us so for joy, •
still all this could not satisfy the power of his wonderful love.

All that we owe is redeemed in truly loving God, •
for the love of Christ works in us; Christ is the one whom we love.

We sang this throughout the Advent season. Sometimes I cried.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

Thank you!!!!!

My faith is on shaky ground this year so I really appreciate this!!!

Hope you and yours have glorious Christmas!!!!!