Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Saying the Angelus While Driving in the City by Night
The angel declared in the silence
On the world's stony face,
The buildings were silent and listened,
All hail, full of grace.
The travellers paused in the highways
When her answer was heard:
Tell Him His handmaid's desire
Is one with thy word.
And the Word became flesh
In a world full of stone
And dwelt among us
Who had been so alone,
And now these are living stones and streetlights
The roads are exchanged
For rivers of light, full of blessing,
The world has been changed.
It may be the world's stony spirit
Will be flesh again.
Thy grace for the cross and the glory
Pour forth, we beseech Thee. Amen.