Words and deeds are seeds. They scatter across generations, sprout and grow and get harvested among us. God said: “Let there be …” and sacred goodness still resounds in chirps of songbirds and barks of dogs, clucks of dolphins and roars of lions, and the whistle of the wind. Hebrew prophets called out what was wrong in society and what God wants. Mary sang of that divine vision as she birthed the Word made flesh.