This Annunciation


This Annunciation

I was the angel chosen
to greet
the one with God
in her womb.

Light illuminated
her face
her hands
her words

warm with wonder
hushed  held
my soul

yet no Fra Angelico will ever paint
this annunciation
that happened
last Tuesday at my kitchen table

I was the angel
chosen to greet
another highly favoured one.

God is in her womb

and she kissed me
when she left.

Advent Reflection Questions:

  • What “Mary” have you been chosen to greet this week? 
  • What angel has seen God in you?

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Love Mischief for the World

Love by Dustin Gaffke

A retired teacher I know reads to children at an elementary school nearby. She’s loving it and so are the children.

What love mischief are you and God doing to care for the earth? Let me know and I will include it in an upcoming post.

Credits and References:
“Annunciation” by Fra Angelico, 1437. Wikimedia. Non-commercial usage allowed.
“This Annunciation” by Esther Hizsa, 2015. Used with permission.
“Love” by Dustin Gaffke. Used with permission.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim, 2015.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013, 2014, 2015.

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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2 Responses to This Annunciation

  1. Dave Small says:

    Excellent! Thanks Esther.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Solstice, Saturnalia and Christmas-stress | From guestwriters

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