I’m currently nursing tendonitis in my right hand and so it will be helpful for me to take a little break from blogging. I’ll see you on the flip side of healing. 🙂
In the mean time, there are 816 archived images that can be searched on by theme, by category, by month/year, if that would be desirable.
pondering the mystery that somehow today, this day in between death and life, life is still…
“Break down in me the barricades of death / And tear the veil in two with your last breath.” ~from Malcolm Guite’s poem, Cleansing the Temple, https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/holy-week-tuesday-cleansing-the-temple-4/
I am fascinated by the concept of the veil, that thing that separates, being torn and revealing… I don’t know… the Christ mystery (?) that holds all things together in a different (unimaginable?) way.
And further, somehow Malcolm’s words “with your last breath” cause me to wonder about breath pointing us toward the practice of tearing the veil ~ not only “last” as in “final”… also last as in previous, the breath that just happened without any fanfare.
“All suffering cries out to God and elicits divine compassion and community.” ~Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation
Lord, hear our cry and have mercy.
“Jesus comes near and he beholds the city / And looks on us with tears in his eyes, / And wells of mercy, streams of love and pity / Flow from the fountain from whence all things arise.” ~an excerpt from Jesus Weeps by Malcolm Guite
“From within this loving relationship [the Trinity], the Christ came forth to draw us back (through the enfleshed Jesus) to where we all originally came from.” ~Richard Rohr Daily Meditation
From Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation: “It was good, it was good . . . it was very good.” ~Genesis 1:10-31 “What cosmic hope and direction we were offered!”
“In water that departs forever and forever returns, we experience eternity.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
This reminds me so much of a recent quote journaled from Cynthia Bourgeault: “What kind of water might be the continuous source of its own replenishment?”
In Christ all things hold together. ~Colossians 1:17
“May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
From Richard Rohr Daily Meditations: “The choice to divest oneself of comfort and safety, to stand with the marginalized and affirm their dignity, seems more important than ever. That has always been the Christ path…” ~Ellen Haroutunian, https://cac.org/helen-haroutunian-2017-02-28/