Tuesday, December 25, 2007

God With Us

Now burn, new born to the world,
Doubled-naturèd name,
The heaven-flung, heart-fleshed, maiden-furled
Mid-numberèd he in three of the thunder-throne!
Not a dooms-day dazzle in his coming nor dark as he came;
Kind, but royally reclaiming his own;
A released shówer, let flásh to the shíre, not a líghtning of fíre hard-húrled.

~Gerard Manley Hopkins
from "The Wreck of The Deutschland"

May the wonder of the incarnation
fill your hearts and minds this Christmas day!


Jessica said...

I love Hopkins! thanks for posting that.

Islandsparrow said...

Dear Jeanne

Many blessings to you and your family this holy season.

with love

Laura said...

Dear Jeanne: Merry Christmas!

I so enjoyed participating in your Advent Carnival that I thought I'd let you know about my "12 Days of Christmas" celebration. Each day, I'll be posting a brief explanation of the "12 Days Catechism" and sharing a couple of ideas for teaching it to little ones. If you have any readers who might be interested, please tell them to stop by if you're so inclined.

Enjoy the days! :)

Anonymous said...

"The wonder of the incarnation..." At Christmas, I find myself staring at pictures of newborns - like the one in your post - and feeling my mind spin and spin with wonder...God with us.