“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.
Sundays, I’ve heard, can be celebrated like little Easters. Arise!
A journaling image inspired by Artist Kristen Gilje… Kristen served as artist-in-residence for 10 years at Holden Village and during Week 4 taught “Silk Painting: Color in the Wild.” Photos from that experience are shared on the Guild’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grunewaldguild/.
The Risen Presence keeps alluring and inviting history forward toward its certain conclusion.
There’s an upcoming conference entitled ‘Reimagining Our Spirituality from the Edges,’ for which I’ll be creating a large backdrop, table centerpiece elements, and worship pieces. In the hope of stirring up some artistic vision, I’ll be journaling and blogging with the theme of edges over the next few days. If you have anything that you think might help me out, feel free to send it my way!
The Greek word for amazement, ‘exapsi,’ literally means ‘change of place.’ And that is what has happened to us and all of creation because of the resurrection. … It may look the same, but we are standing in a different place. Christ is risen, we are risen, hallelujah.
~Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA
Do you ever “Say Yes to the Mess”? 🙂
May your New Year be an explosion of beauty to behold!
a page from my 5″ x 12″ journal
I would love your opinion, if you’re a frequent or occasional visitor to my blog, or if you subscribe to it. Something changed in WordPress a few weeks ago and I can no longer offer pictures that can be expanded when you click on them. As far as I know, I can offer two sizes: a small size in which the whole image can be seen on a screen OR a bigger size that does not fit on one screen.
Today’s blog post features the small size. Two days ago, the post (our turn in the light) featured the big size. Which do you prefer?
Wild and free… a universal pattern of the undoing of death. Yes! That’s resurrection!
notes from Richard Rohr’s Immortal Diamond online course