When our angels and sheep had gone downstairs after our pageant today, we quieted down to listen to Mary’s yes. Join us here in contemplating seeds that only burst forth in fire and what it means to say “yes” to God.

Works Cited/Consulted:

Andrew Hudgin’s poem, “The Cestello Annunciation,” published in Upholding Mystery: An Anthology of Contemporary Christian Poetry, ed. David Impastato, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), p. 106-107. (If you’d like to read it, the full poem can also be read here: https://genius.com/Andrew-hudgins-the-cestello-annunciation-annotated ). An image of the painting is also on the site.

Liane Hansen, “Yellowstone Fires: Ecological Blessings in Disguise,” Weekend Edition Sunday, September 14, 2008. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94534548, accessed 12/14/17.

Dr. Robert J. Ruhf, “The 1988 Forest Fires of Yellowstone National Park,”  http://www.x98ruhf.net/yellowstone/fire.html, accessed 12/14/17.