Saturday, February 09, 2008

Lenten Progress

In my previous post, I announced that Behold Your Mother: Mary Stories and Reflections from a Catholic Convert -- a new, updated version of my book of Scripture reflections on Mary -- is being produced by Bezalel Books.
In honor of the first week of Lent, I thought I'd share a reflection from the book, based on the story found in Luke 9.

Months had passed since I’d last seen him.
So, wrapping up a handful of his favorite fig-pies,
We made our journey to see the Nazarene.
Even a Miracle-Maker must take a break
to see his mother! Surely … wouldn’t he?

The crowds huddled thick as we approached.
“Andrew! Andrew! Tell him we’ve come.”
Returning, he did not look me in the eye.
“My Lady, I’m so sorry, he cannot see you now.”
Through the blur I saw him, and remembered.
“A sword will pierce your heart”

For more information about how to order a copy of this book, and take advantage of the pre-pub rate, click here.


claire said...

Heidi, I posted a comment on CE in response to your article, but I wanted to post here because it's been so long since your article ran that I wasn't sure if you would see my post. My husband never read your article, and I never told him about it. But the other day he started writing a fairy tale for my son about his adoption, and it sounded really similar to what you described. It was really uncanny. He's an artist, and I'm hoping that he'll do illustrations to accompany it, and maybe even get it published. This was really a confirmation that we're on the right track with how to discuss adoption with Jeffrey.

Heidi Hess Saxton said...

That's so cool, Claire! I'm so happy for the three of you, already starting your own story...