Friday, December 14, 2012

"The Incarnation" by St. John of the Cross




Then he called 
the archangel Gabriel 
and sent him to 
the virgin Mary,  
at whose consent 
the mystery was wrought, 
in whom the Trinity  
clothed the Word with flesh, 
and though Three work this, 
it is wrought in the One; 
and the Word lived incarnate 
in the womb of Mary. 
And he who had only a Father 
now had a Mother too, 
but she was not like others 
who conceive by man. 
From her own flesh 
he received his flesh, 
so he is called 
Son of God and of man.
~St. John of the Cross, "The Incarnation"