Mary, Waiting: Two Poems

Advent Litany Lord Jesus, come soon! I am stretched to breaking with waiting for you, Beyond repair, Though not beyond grace.   Oh, come quickly! For though I know neither the day nor the hour, Still, I know you will come; That there will be a time, outside of time,...

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The flowering of the rod

Today’s story from Numbers brings us a miracle: the flowering of the rod. Moses and the Hebrew people are in the wilderness, apparently indefinitely, having fled their bondage in Egypt, but not yet having come to the Promised Land. The Hebrews are becoming antsy with their long journey, and have...

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Alban

Verses from today’ reading: Wisdom 3: 1-9 The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,     and no torment shall touch them. 5 Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,     because God tried them 8 They shall judge nations and rule over peoples,     and the Lord shall be their King forever....

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