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Inspiring Paintings: Leaving and Finding a Father

Inspiring Paintings: Leaving and Finding a Father

~ One father curses another blesses ~ While onlookers stare and the bishop turns away ~ And finally What is this all about? ~ Even heaven And earth. ~ In this dramatic painting by Giotto,  Francis has taken off all his clothes and is appealing to God.  His earthly father (on the left), who demanded … Continue reading Inspiring Paintings: Leaving and Finding a Father

A Year of Inspirers (5): Henri Nouwen & “The Return of the Prodigal Son”

A Year of Inspirers (5): Henri Nouwen & “The Return of the Prodigal Son”

Henri Nouwen has inspired me in so many ways. He was born on 24th January 1932. “Return of the Prodigal Son” is a wonderful book by him that inspired a whole collection I wrote, called “Returning to the Father”. Fleeing Again and again I have fled the hands of blessing . Made myself deaf to … Continue reading A Year of Inspirers (5): Henri Nouwen & “The Return of the Prodigal Son”

Inspirers: Henri Nouwen – “Return of the Prodigal Son” (2)

Henri Nouwen has inspired me in so many ways that each book of his deserves its own mention! “Return of the Prodigal Son” is a wonderful book that inspired a whole collection I wrote, called “Returning to the Father”. Fleeing Again and again I have fled the hands of blessing . Made myself deaf to … Continue reading Inspirers: Henri Nouwen – “Return of the Prodigal Son” (2)

Transplantation

Rupture With the heart’s Natural home . Transplantation Of the soul’s Sustenance . To one beyond All earthly fatherhood . Whose love Also reaches . Far Beyond. . Inspired by this moment in the life of St. Francis of Assisi (below), captured so powerfully by the painter Giotto, where Francis renounces "all worldly goods", including … Continue reading Transplantation