by Ken Sehested
Worthy, worthy the One who conceived the earth and gave birth to bears and basil and beatitudes alike.
We extol you, Heaven’s Delight and Earth’s Repose!
Oh, children of Christ’s embrace, even when trembling abounds, say aloud: God is worth the trouble!
The Beloved is abundantly good, overflowing with mercy, glacially slow to anger, drawing near to every listening ear.
So now, every hill and habitation, every honey bee and human heart, rejoice and give thanks. For the Consort of Mary stands ready, eager to satisfy every creaturely desire.
Worthy, worthy the One that inspires compassion, Who disarms the heart and confuses the tongues of empire. We listen for that Voice!