Even though the angels of the watch
have seen our rough shedding of blood,
our cycles of violence and despair,
the mighty one has said:
“Rejoice, oh favored ones;
the Lord is with you.
Do not be heavy of heart;
do not fear.”
But we are greatly perplexed,
overwhelmed as we are
by the rough violence
and cycles of bloodshed
that leave us little more than despair.
“How can this be?
How can this happen?”
The mighty one replies:
“Do not doubt and do not fear
for nothing is impossible with God.
The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
overshadow you with her wings
and what is born in you will be holy.”
The angels may leave us
but the Lord is with us, within us.
Amen, may everything he said come true.