I recently came across this poem by Angelus Silesius, a 17th Century German mystic and poet…
If by God’s Holy Ghost thou art beguiled,
There will be born in thee the Eternal Child.
If it’s like Mary, virginal and pure,
Then God will impregnate your soul for sure.
God make me pregnant, and his Spirit shadow me,
That God may rise up in my soul and shatter me.
What good does Gabriel’s “Ave, Mary” do
Unless he give me that same greeting too?