The Lord is with you

By |2012-12-07T15:28:55+00:00December 10th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, Uncategorized|

from the inspiration of the Gospel of Luke 1. They hail me Mary, full of grace. They bless me: brave, obedient—holy. What would you have said to the twelve-foot, light-soaked man, a gold flecked tower whose honey lips spoke your name? I said Yes. Then ran, traveled days, silent, hungry, purging in the grass, to my cousin’s. I knew nowhere else to go. I found Elizabeth, impossibly, full with child. She, fifty and bare, as pregnant as I, thirteen, unknown. We, an absurd pair. Did I hope she would recognize my angel tale, believe for me what I hardly could? [...]