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    Phrogge
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    Gospel
    Lk 1:39-45
    Mary set out
    and traveled to the hill country in haste
    to a town of Judah,
    where she entered the house of Zechariah
    and greeted Elizabeth.
    When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
    the infant leaped in her womb,
    and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
    cried out in a loud voice and said,
    “Blessed are you among women,
    and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
    And how does this happen to me,
    that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
    For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
    the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
    Blessed are you who believed
    that what was spoken to you by the Lord
    would be fulfilled.”

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    #2544
    Phrogge
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    After a disturbing couple of days enmeshed in the messiness of life, some worthwhile thoughts from Rainer Marie Rilke, a 19th – 20th century Austrian poet:

    “We become so accustomed to you
    we no longer look up
    when your shadow falls over the book we are reading
    and makes it glow. For all things
    sing you: at times
    we just hear them more clearly.
    Often when I imagine you
    Your wholeness cascades into many shapes.”

    “You are not yet dead, it is not too late
    to open your depths by plunging into them
    and drink in the life
    that reveals itself quietly there.”

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