THE HILL COUNTRY

The Visitation in the Hills of Judea“The slopes and trees of Nazareth
are here in Judah’s hills,
a sight familiar,
as is she
whom I have come to see

“With Child, as I,
we share a single joy,
in laughter and in tears;
in silent wonder.

“She honours me,
this Hanna of another age,
and yet it is not we
who marvel at each other:
it is the child who greets the Child!

“He leaps with joy within her womb,
to sense the presence of the Chosen One.

Who lives in me.

And, wonder of all wonders,

I in Him!