Christ with the sick around Him, Rembrandt What an immensity of poverty God possesses. Not the poverty that cripples and overwhelms the human being. There is a poverty born of strength and the poverty born of oppression. We experience a scarcity that drives us toward the will to power and dominance of one another. It… Continue reading The Immense Poverty of God
Entry into Jerusalem, Fra Angelico How many years did Simeon wait in anticipation of the messiah? Long enough that we can feel his sigh of relief when seeing Jesus for the first time, "Now Lord, you let your servant go in peace, according to your word.” (Lk 2:29) For that matter, can we imagine the people… Continue reading The Strength of Anticipation
The Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt How many times have I turned from God? It is impossible to give an account. This morning I sit in my pew at St. Rita, raccoons scramble through the crawl spaces in haste to complete their predawn routines. I prepare my heart and mind for meditation and prayer.… Continue reading Return
How much information do we really need to face the situations that effect our daily lives and where should we begin? There is information at the tips of my fingers for everything that could possibly pertain to the world around me. But information does not tell us how to live with and love those we… Continue reading The Listening Heart
Many of us are have experienced a good deal of concern and even perhaps have had moments of despair in the past weeks as the COVID virus has taken over lives. Today I made the mistake of reading a news column, sent by a friend, about the spread of the virus. I opened the article… Continue reading What to Do?