On this 7th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating blooming love (the impossible, irrational kind…)
“To the impossible: Yes!
Enter and penetrate
O Spirit. Come and bless
This hour: the star is late.
Only the absurdity of love
Can break the bonds of hate.
This is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
There’d have been no room for the child.”
Madeleine L’Engle (from Glimpses of Grace)
grace, peace & irrational blooms (of Love!)
Virginia : )
Photos: December blooms @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
So true! I love the idea of irrational love. May it bloom lavishly this Advent.
Thank you, Jane. I like the idea of irrational love, too — and hope it is blooming for you these last few days of Advent. Blessings & blogging hugs! 🙂
Really beautiful prose. Joseph was a loving husband who trusted and obeyed our Lord. We are so blessed that he did. Thank you Virginia. Love ❤️ Joni
Joni, I am a huge groupie of Madeleine L’Engle – her devotional books have been a huge blessing (and her novels are grand, too!) May the irrational love of Jesus fill your last few days of Advent with blooms of hope, love and understanding. Big hugs! 🙂
Thank you and God bless you Virginia. Love you Joni