Advent Series, Part 2 - "Annunciation" by Scott Cairns

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In today's episode, Fr. Myles continues a three-part Advent series that looks at the Blessed Virgin Mary through the lens of three different works of Christian art.
"Annunciation" by Scott Cairns

Deep within the clay, and O my people

very deep within the wholly earthen

compound of our kind arrives of one clear,

star-illumined evening a spark igniting

once again the tinder of our lately

banked noetic fire. She burns but she

is not consumed. The dew lights gently,

suffusing the pure fleece. The wall comes down.

And—do you feel the pulse?—we all become

the kindled kindred of a King whose birth

thereafter bears to all a bright nativity.

Suggested resources: Waiting on the Word by Malcolm Guite

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