Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Glad Season

Contemporary Lesson Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou

It is the Glad Season.

Thunder ebbs to silence and lightening sleeps quietly in the corner.

Floodwaters recede into memory.

Snow becomes a yielding cushion to aid us

As we make our way to higher ground.

Gospel Lesson Luke 1: 46-56

And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies our God, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for God has looked with favour on the lowliness of me a servant of the divine.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is God's name. God's mercy is for those who stand in awe of the Divine
from generation to generation. God has shown bodily strength;
God has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. And has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly; God has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty. God has helped the servant Israel,
in remembrance of Divine mercy, according to the promise made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and Sarah and to their descendants for ever.’

The icon for today is the "Black Virgin of Guadeloupe" by Mary Hainline.

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