Sunday, January 6, 2013

Touching Wonder


The time was coming for me to give birth.
God's sentinel had told me that I would be the mother of the hoped-for One.  Courage arose in me that I knew not, and I said, "Let it be to me."
But that was nine months past.  A glorious beginning had leveled off to an ordinary middle.
There were no more angels or prophecies or leaping wombs.  There were only crowds and noise.
And fear.

~ Touching Wonder by John Blase

Sometimes we start something exciting, a new job or challenge, marriage, a new year and there is a thrill but the seasonal plateau does come.  I think we are most brave when we are honouring the commitments in the ordinary thread of life.

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