Posts tagged ‘mother and child’
We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to his Son if I do not also give birth to him in my time and my culture? This, then, is the fullness of time: When the Son of Man is begotten in us.
– Meister Eckhart, 1260-1328, German Dominican Mystic
May Christmas Comeby Alan JonesThe rough beast slouchingtoward Bethlehem,still waits to come to term.Christmas comes and goesas we expect.Nothing changes.This year in New York, Jerusalemand Kabul,the Innocents are slaughteredaccording to Herod’s schedule.His rage, unchecked,still does its work.Yet this yearthings could be different.September 11th adds urgencyto thebirth,making this the time of choosing.The choice is oursto miss the point orsee Mary and her childin every mother and her baby,and adore, absorbingthe rage and terrorand with a loving heartrebuild the world,making peace our gift.May Christmas come.