Implications

Implications

Pat Marsh

18 December 2017

a divorce
a stoning
a broken betrothal

shame
rejection
family life fractured

scandal
division
broken hearts and troubled minds

all these and more
the possible implications
in the wake of Mary’s ‘yes’

is this what
favour with God
looks like

could we too
say the Mighty One has done great things

would we
be able to magnify the Lord

how will we respond
when our calling comes,
in the face
of myriad implications

Mary
unreservedly
willingly
quietly consented
to birth the One
who would later say
take up your cross
and follow me

can we respond with such incredible grace

©Pat Marsh

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