Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:40-46)



So up went Mary to her cousin's home,
On up into Judah's high hills of stone.
And when Elizabeth had heard her voice,
The young child within her leapt for joy.

Filled with Spirit, Elizabeth proclaimed:
“Most blessed among women is your name!
And blessed as well is the child you bear!
Oh, who, who am I, that you should come here?

Yes, Mary, you—the mother of my Lord!
My baby danced at the sound of your word!
Blessed is she who held it as certain
That God would fulfill all He had spoken!”
 

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