Let it be done unto me

Mary said,
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done unto me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
And Mary said:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things in me, and holy is his name.
(From the fourth chapter of Luke)

Blessings at Christmas!

May you find new meaning and hope
in the joy of the Christ child’s birth
and in His everlasting presence
in our world and in our hearts.

Mary holds all children in her arms, including the child within each one of us. Like Mary, we feel our smallness before God. The stable is such a powerful image of our poverty and innocence and our perpetual longing for a Love that will never die, for abundance that will fill our hearts and set us free, so that we might truly feel our belonging to an ever expanding holy family. Christ dwells in our hearts, a quiet place in a turning world, and His Divine presence offers a portal that opens heaven to our longing hearts.

If it be His Will, I will meet you there, in the beautiful wilderness of our Beloved God. Moistened with morning dew, the wildflowers open, the willows let down their hair, and the valley of love breaks into song. Everything awakens and begins to move. All the rivers run to the sea, and the currents of pure love bring us the beauty of an Eternal Spring. That precious child of God in Mary’s arms, Jesus, will one day turn the water of life into the vintage wine of love to bless us all. We are blessed by the miracle of the lives of our own children and grandchildren and the child that still lives within our hearts.

Love, Naomi

painting by rassouli