Merry Christmas, my dears! We’re headed off to Mass in a few hours and will pray for you all.
Here’s a good poem which, as far as I can tell, is by Peter Kreeft and Fr. Ronald Tacelli. It’s from Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith. The image is Mary Panagia (“All-Holy”) icon from Cyprus via Needpix.
Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, thanks for laughing at my stupid jokes, thanks for getting mad when I say stupid things. I loves you all, but Jesus loves you more.
Body of Christ, from Mary’s body;
Blood of Christ, from Mary’s blood.
Jesus the bread, Mary the yeast;
Mary the kitchen, Jesus the feast.
Mary the Mother by whom we are fed;
Mary the oven, Jesus the bread.
Mary the soil, Jesus the vine;
Mary the wine maker, Jesus the wine.
Jesus the Tree of Life, Mary the sod;
Mary our God-bearer, Jesus our God.
Mary the silkworm, Jesus the silk;
Mary the nurse, Jesus the milk.
Mary the stem, Jesus the flower;
Mary the stairway, Jesus the tower.
Mary and Jesus, our castle entire;
Mary the fireplace, Jesus the fire.
Mary God’s ink, Jesus God’s name;
Mary the burning bush, Jesus the flame.
Mary the paper, Jesus the Word;
Mary the nest, Jesus the bird.
Mary the artery, Jesus the blood;
Mary the floodgate, Jesus the flood.
Mary and Jesus, our riches untold;
Mary the gold mine, Jesus the gold.