The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. And behold, even you relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
I am sure it was obvious, but yesterday was not a day of peace. Today, however, is. I have been filled with the greatest calm that what God wants me to finish and do well, I will do. He has given me a sharp mind and Since everything I do is to glorify Him, I do my utmost; more than that, who can ask? And Christmas is coming soon, which is something I look forward to with great anticipation.
I’m afraid I wrote a rather snooty WA #3, though. It’s probably one of the averse effects of reading Writing the Future, which routinely pitches sentences along this line at you: “The sign shows that a fundamental principle employed in reading as much as in writing is what I calle the motivated sign, that is, the assumption that in our making of meaningful signs, whether in reading or writing, we look for and assume an integral relation between form and meaning – the one expressive of the other.” If you read the paper (linked to above), let me know if it sounds too snooty and Gunther Kress-like. And if it’s too far-fetched to analyze cereal boxes for social and cultural motivations.
– KF –