There is a God in Heaven who reveals mysteries, and has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what is to happen in the days to come. … In your vision, O king, you saw a statue, very large and exceedingly bright, terrifying in appearance. … While you looked at the statue, a stone which was hewn from a mountain without a hand being put to it, struck its iron and tile feet, breaking them in pieces. The iron, tile, bronze, silver, and gold all crumbled at once, fine as the chaff on the threshing floor in summer, and the wind blew them away without leaving a trace. The stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2

An ancient world clamored for God,

opposed the Divine Hand of Life

given in a garden.  Babylonian

power took possession of gods,

and city was cast down to nothing.

How tarnished is the gold,

how changed the noble metal:

How the sacred stones lie strewn

at every corner. Lamentations 4:1

 

Moses climbed Mt. Sinai,

standing in the tent of the sky,

listening to Yahweh.

The LORD called to him:

“You have found favor

in my sight, I know your name.” Exodus 33: 12

Vast canopy of Heaven

now on the rim of earth,

a Voice touching him

and yet the people looked

for power in gold.

 

Step by step, upward we crawl,

clinging to Mary, whose shawl

the womb of her being,

shelter’s God’s presence,

Mt. Sinai in essence,

bringing Heaven to earth

in our mystical birth.

The path is dark, our way is hard,

but we, too, call for Yahweh, Lord.

We rejoice, Mary, our mother of light

for Pascha comes; it comes in sight.

It rolls in to crush our gods,

a mountain of faith across the earth,

borne by a woman who gave Him birth.

 

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