Ecstasy of Christmas

May we be enraptured

By overshadowing Love;

May our souls magnify the Lord

Through our widening eyes,

Through expanded lenses

and greater focal lengths,

By powers in geometric progression

In the parabolic curve that marks

the division of cells,

Of conception into gestation,

then birth,

Of Word becoming Flesh.

Oh blazing Star afar, come near!

Divine and human, arbitrarily close,

Oh ecstasy of Christmas, here!


Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Christmas. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

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