Invincible

Make our hands weak, and we will be strong.   Take all our goods, and we will be rich.   Inflict pain on us, and we will be healed.   Make us your slaves, and we will be free.   Give us to death, and we will live.   Our God is with us.

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Adam’s Vigil

He sat at night beneath the darkened skies; if earth’s first man, its first in failing too. Regret, in shadows, closed him ‘round, and drew the salt and sorrow from his sinful eyes. E’en now he heard the echoes of her cries– Eve’s shuddered breaths– that wounded him and threw that past, and awful madness […]

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Medieval Advent

The frost lies hardened on the frozen ground, the trees encased in glassy slips of ice. A lonely raven calls across the field of silent white. The air is fresh and hard. I stand outside among my fields and look down at the rows of dying, stubbled corn: the husks of harvest—gone until the spring. […]

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Immanuel

Limitless, immense our God, creation’s great sustainer. Eternal light, the life of men, now lying in a manger. For cradled in a trough of stone, the Lord of Heaven cries while Shepherds crowd to see their king with wonder in their eyes. – REFRAIN Our holy Lord has come to earth, the endless war to […]

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Indescribable

  Formed in clouds before the storm: holy thunder signaling a strike of pure, celestial fire. Indefinable. Undeterrable. Precise. Unknowable. Precipitous perfection unhindered as the driving rain. – Formed inside a woman’s womb— wholly circled. Embryonic growth of pure, celestial life. Indescribable. Unrepeatable. Precise Theophany. Perpetual Personal unfolding God to every man. – Enthroned in […]

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