Sunday Brunch

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A Child Will Lead

At the vigil Mass for Mary, Mother of God, I took communion, sat, and closed my eyes.  I rested in the sound of many shuffling steps and bulky coats, a pile of soft hay. To my right, a small, confident voice broke through the shuffle of communicants, “This way, Mama!”  A child guiding his mother to the Sacrament.  I thought that Christ must have said this same thing to Mary, as a child eager to show her something new, as a condemned man in the way of the cross, and as King at God’s right hand.  And this moment became my prayer, the wonder that God on High could – and did – delight in saying such a thing to his own Mother.

“This way, Mama.”  And her response, “Yes.”mama2


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