(reprinted from www.fatherlasch.com December 8, 2010 post)
Woman wrapped in silence
resting in the cold night
waiting for the sun to rise
and a new day to bring new life.
under stars light years away --
under the star destined to shine over all the ages.
Waiting woman wrapped in mystery
carrying within her womb the child God,
child unwanted --
by earthly gods
of gilt and gold
of power and prestige
of weapons and war
Woman wrapped in wisdom, sophia,
transparent soul filled with grace,
waiting in the darkness of night
to bring forth ‘Sophia’ Son of light
in whom there is no darkness --
no east or west,
incarnate – neither male nor female -- the Christ
the same yesterday, today and forever.
Courageous woman called blessed
from generation to generation.
Gentle woman in whom no sin is found
woman priest of God brings forth the lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world—enduring love,