What would it feel like to know you were fully and totally loved? Some of us think of romantic love in this way. We think of a special person we can love fully, and who will fully love us. This painting is about love, though you might not think so at first. "Baptism of Christ', … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection – To Know the Power of Love
Another Realm of Beauty
Look for the angels on the left-hand side of this beautiful painting (it's easy not to notice they have wings at a first glance) . The angels Amazed . Hold hands In glee . Their rainbowed wings Speak . Of another realm Of beauty . And we too May be cleansed . By this grace … Continue reading Another Realm of Beauty
Inspiring Paintings: The Silent Song of Angels
~ The silent song Of angels ~ Surrounds us Here ~ Where we make Our stable home ~ And cry And worship ~ And are never completely Alone. ~ "The Nativity" by Piero Della Francesca
Winged From Beyond
. Winged from beyond Our world . What do they Perceive . That we Cannot see? . And how may we Become . Like them In worship? .
Wash Away the Original Wound
This painting has inspired me again and again. This piece meditates on the voice, described in the Gospel accounts, which accompanies the baptism of Christ - "This is my beloved son". . Wash away The original wound . By the sound Of your voice . And the grace Of your love . Descending slowly Now … Continue reading Wash Away the Original Wound
Focusing again on what seems at first to be a cloud over the head of Christ in Piero della Francesca's painting, but is actually the shape of a dove with wings outspread, the symbol of the spirit... . That moment Of blessing . When there is Spirit touching . Your spirit And the heavens . … Continue reading That Moment
A Crown of Water
Another poem focusing on Piero della Francesca's beautiful painting - this time focusing on John the Baptist himself: . He anoints him with a crown of water . And the dove the halo . Like a cloud now concealing . Now revealing the glory . Of God overhead. .
Reflecting the Light of Heaven
Icons often have a gold background. Piero Dells Francesca's painting seems to be bathed in a brightness that reflects off the bodies of the angels on the left, Jesus and the man removing his shirt behind Jesus... . His body reflects The light of heaven . Warmly As gold . Rains down In a shower … Continue reading Reflecting the Light of Heaven
Casting Off The Clothes Of Culture
In the middle background, behind the figure of Christ, is man taking off his shirt, ready to be baptised. This poem in the sequence on this painting focuses on how we also might "cast off the clothes of our culture"... . May we like him cast off the clothes of our culture . And in … Continue reading Casting Off The Clothes Of Culture
Inspiring Paintings – Descending slowly now like a gentle dove
. Wash away The original wound . By the sound Of your voice . And the grace Of your love . Descending slowly Now like a gentle dove. . Baptism of Christ, Piero Della Francesca
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