A Baby Blessingway

a virtual celebration for our friend, reverendmother, and the much anticipated reverendbaby

Thursday, December 01, 2005


I've prayed over this for many days, and this is the piece of writing that keeps coming up. I guess because every baby is an incarnation, every birth is holy, and every mother makes a sacrifice - giving birth to let go.

Blessings in the days and weeks to come!

Before Jesus was his mother.
Before supper in the upper room, breakfast in the barn.

Before the Passover feast, a feeding in the trough,
And here, the altar of Earth, fair linens of hay and seed.

Before his cry, her cry.
Before his sweat of blood, her bleeding and tears.
Before his offering, hers.

Before the breaking of the body and death, the breaking of her body in birth.
Before the offering of the cup, the offering of her breast.
Before his blood, her blood,
And by her body and blood alone, his body and blood and whole human being.

The wise ones knelt to hear the woman's word in wonder.
Holding up the sacred child, her God in the form of a babe, she said
"Receive and let your hearts be healed and your lives be filled with Love,
This is my body,
This is my blood."

(Maria Sacerdota, by Alla Renee Bozarth
New Woman, New Church July 94 - May 95)


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