Friday, December 25, 2009

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!

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