Fourth Sunday of Advent: Human Beings

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If
you want,
the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy,
and say…

“I need shelter for the night, please take me inside your heart,
My time is so close.”

Then, under the roof of your soul, you will witness the sublime
intimacy, the divine, the Christ
taking birth
forever,

as she grasps your hand for help, for each of us
is the midwife of God, each of us.

Yes, there, under the dome of your being does Creation
come into existence eternally, through your woman, dear pilgrim –
the sacred womb of your soul,
As God grasps our arm for help, for each of us is
His beloved servant
never far.

If you want, the Virgin will come walking
Down the street pregnant
With light and
… sing.

-St. John of the Cross from Love Poems to God translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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