Community of the Sisters of the Church

Epiphany

I am the song of the Morning Star
     adorning the darkness of night
     with the unrestrainable joy of the Eternal.

I am here, blazing across the Heavens
     kindling a fire that will burn deep
          – deep and restless
                   in your heart.

I am here to awaken, encourage
     and disturb you,

I am here to guide you to the Holy One
     who awaits you

I am the pounding heartbeats
of the three who followed the song of the star,
the heartbeats of trembling anticipation,
the heartbeats of eager lovers
     searching for their beloved
The heartbeats of these
     who question their own sanity
yet fling reason aside
and follow the song of the star.

I am the silence,
the silence of adoration,
as knees bend
as heads bow
as shy offerings are put aside
 – – and hands hang useless and empty

I am the silence
where longing embraces longing
and love, startled by love
     is consumed
     is freed
     is silent

and only the song of the star remains.