Speak A Word

The price of salvation is offered to you.
We shall be set free at once if you consent.
In the eternal Word of God we all came to be, and behold, we die.
In your brief response we are to be remade in order to be recalled to life. Answer quickly, O Virgin.
Reply in haste to the angel,
or rather through the angel to the Lord.
Answer with a word, receive the Word of God.
Speak your own word, conceive the divine Word.
Breathe a passing word, embrace the eternal Word.
-St. Bernard-