In Her Holy Name

For thus says the Lord: I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm, and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Scripture Reading 1
Isaiah 66:12-13 (NRSV)

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

Scripture Reading 2
Matthew 23:37 (NRSV)

What does God do all day long? God gives birth. From all eternity God lies on a maternity bed giving birth.

Contemporary Reading
Meister Eckhart

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