Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Willing One

Mary, the willing one.
Willing to bear the child,
willing to bear his death.
Showing us the way,
who now bear the child
into the world.
Mary, who echoed the words
on Sinai, "I am".
Mary invites us to join voice,
the great "I am".
We join her on her journey
to the nascent town,
the least of Judea.
We follow her to the nascent space,
the least of within our hearts,
to the sweet suffering
which comes only from
loving and knowing;
to birth a new child
a new heart;
a new creation.
Blessings to you Mary,
for answering Love's call.

Theotokos icon image from "A Reader's Guide to Orthodox Icons"