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The Girl Became Flesh (Proverbs 8 and John 1)

By Adriana Rivera

In the beginning was the Girl

And the Girl was with God

And the Girl was God

And the Girl became flesh and breasts and hips and lips and life

We have seen her glory, the glory of God’s beloved, full of grace and truth

 

Before the Girl became flesh she danced among us, delighted because of us

Then the Girl became flesh and dwelt among us

When the Girl became flesh she bled among us, bled because of us

 

Still some did not heed her call

Still some did not believe her cause

Still some believed they did not need her at all

 

Through her all things came into being, were birthed through her

But while the world was still wet and warm from her womb

The cold, bitter darkness began to loom

But remember in her was life and that life was the light of all people

Her light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome her

With her light in our eyes, we will rise and we will not be torn asunder

But forgive us God, if and when we have forgotten our Mother

 

Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?

In her is love and light and life

For her is our rally cry, the reason why we fight

Against the darkness, against the hard hits

And this is the part that most people miss

With her, we have nothing to lose

Yet we choose to refuse our muse

Preferring our own way which only leaves us broken and bruised

 

Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?

Does not falling in love with Divine Wisdom illuminate a new choice?

 

We see her, we feel her

We are answering the call

We fear her, we hear her

We are giving her our all

We serve her, we learn from her

We’re moving as she prods

Because it’s always been about her

My Girl, My God

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