WHAT IS THIS SEED? ( 5 Christmas cards )


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Text John L. Bell/ Image Graham Maule, copyright (c) 1997 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow G2 3DH, Scotland

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A paper cutout image of knitting needles and wool and a text meditating on Mary’s ponderings (and those of any expectant mother) as she awaits the arrival of her child.

No greeting

Pack of 5, with envelopes

Colours: black & purple on white 250gsm matt art board

Size: A6, 4 pages



What is this seed which God has planted,
unasked, uncompromised, unseen?
Unknown to everyone but angels
this gift has been.

And who am I to be the mother,
to give my womb at heaven’s behest,
to let my body be the hospice
and God the guest?

Oh, what a risk in such a nation,
in such a place, at such a time,
to come to people in transition
and yet in prime.

What if the baby I embody
should enter life deformed or strange,
unable to be known as normal,
to thrive or change?

What if the world, for spite, ignores him,
and friends keep back and parents scorn,
and every fear of every woman
in me is born?

Still, I will want and love and hold him,
his cry attend, his smile applaud.
I’ll mother him as any mortal,
and just like God.


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