Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012.12.23 Mary, Mary, Mary

MAGDALENE POEM
        by John Taggart

Love enters the body


enters

almost

almost completely breaks and enters into the body


already beaten and broken


peaceful if breaking if breaking

and entering the already broken is peaceful


untouchable fortunately

untouchable.



This poem almost broke and entered my heart.  Some Christians will say it’s the “wrong” Mary. We should be honoring the Blessed Mary Mother Virgin Divine on the fourth Sunday of Advent, just before Christmas.  But no.  There are multiple generic Marys—all sacred, all blessed, few virginal, all bursting with love to give and to receive.  

Who this Christmas will break and enter your battered and yearning heart—peacefully? 

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