|Photo by Wendy Carlson|
Who is this woman who talks to angels
and is on familiar terms with divinity?
In the fullness of time,
She bore the fullness of grace.
The shepherds went in haste,
And found the angels’ proclamation true.
All were there as they had been told,
Maiden mother, mentor, and male child.
Those who heard of it were amazed.
Mary looked on in gratitude.
The silence in her heart
Held the past and the future
In a balance.
Eight days passed before marking him,
Whose future pulls us forward.
Who is this woman
Who dared to say “Yes”
And, now holds eternal vulnerability
In her lap?
Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP