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Imagining the Lectionary: let it be with me according to your word (Advent 4)

Reflection accompanying image “let it be with me according to your word

Patterns of colour dapple the old flagstone floor of this former parish church, which is now home to a visual arts centre. Where for centuries the feet of worshippers came and went the light now shines unimpeded by faith.  And this timeless signifier of divine presence dances silently in the spacious absence left behind by religion's departure.
One patch of brighter yellow light stands out. It shimmers quietly as though seeking to bring the very stone to life. It looks like an annunciation in waiting; sacred energy anticipating the arrival of one who will stand here willing to receive the Spirit's special gift. God is ready to indwell and inspire the birth of love's purpose in one who will bear it into the world.

Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)

Pregnant with meaning the lovelight beckons and captivates her awareness. Even the cold blue light
of day is overcome by the glowing reality of the enlightening word being spoken personally right into
the receptive stillness of her body, mind and spirit.



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