A Poem for Advent

A poem to ponder as we approach the end of Advent.

“If You Want”
by St. John of the Cross

If you want
the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy,
and say,
“I need shelter for the night, please take me inside your heart,
my time is so close.”

Then, under the roof of your soul, you will witness the sublime
intimacy, the divine, the Christ
taking birth

as she grasps your hand for help, for each of us
is the midwife of God, each of us.

Yet there, under the dome of your being does creation
come into existence eternally, through your womb, dear pilgrim—
the sacred womb in your soul,

as God grasps our arms for help; for each of us is
His beloved servant
never far.

If you want, the Virgin will come walking
down the street pregnant
with Light and sing …

In the remaining days of Advent, let us welcome the Blessed Virgin Mary and Christ into our hearts and souls.

For more on Advent, please refer to my previous post Preparing for Christ.

And if you haven’t done so already, check out my About page. It explains the purpose of my blog.

May the Lord fill you with hope, love, joy, and peace this season and always!

2 thoughts on “A Poem for Advent

  1. Such a lovely poem written about our Blessed Virgin Mary. My heart is overflowing with joy as our Savior Jesus Christ’s birth approaches. May God continue to Bless you with the gift of spreading His words !

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