Category: Returning to the Master

Those Hands

Those hands

Have held me


From conception

To birth


They have fed me

Cleansed me


Warmed me

Protected me



For my freedom


And welcomed

Me home.


from a sequence inspired by Henri Nouwen’s book about Rembrandt’s painting of Jesus’ parable of The Prodigal Son

Inspiring Paintings: Returning to the Father (3)

This beautiful painting, and Henri Nouwen’s profound book of the same name, inspires me again and again.  The collections “Returning to the Father” and “Returning to the Master” (links at top of site) are also both inspired by the same source. 

At the



Of eternity

And worldly life


Gentle hands

Warm a sobbing body


And human

And divine