This is where God makes his home Here As well as elsewhere Our calling is to know that Everywhere. ~
Outside Of the circle . Much that seems Of power . Or of Significance . Is as futile As sand . Blown haphazardly By the wind. . from a sequence inspired by "The Icon of the Holy Trinity", Andrei Rublev - and by Henri Nouwen's commentary on the icon in his book "Behold the Beauty … Continue reading The Circle
~ In the beginning Was the mystery ~ Behind the word Trinity ~ God infinite For all eternity. ~
So Intimately Connected
~ There are many time When I cannot pray ~ When I am too tired Too restless ~ Too exhausted Too depressed ~ But I look At these images ~ So intimately connected In love. ~ Inspired by words from 'Behold the Beauty of the Lord' by Henri Nouwen ~
Winged with Unknown Grace
~ The faces of the angels . Reflect the goldenness of space . The loving of their looking . Is winged with unknown grace. ~
Advent Art (4) – An Invitation
This famous icon comes from the stories about Abraham. Abraham offers hospitality to three visitors, who turn out to be angels – but in the painting it is the three angels – or the three persons of the Trinity – who offer hospitality to us! Do you notice how there is an empty place at … Continue reading Advent Art (4) – An Invitation
Spiritual Reflection – I arise and The Lorica of St. Patrick (1)
This is the first in a series on "The Lorica of St. Patrick" (a "lorica" is aprotection prayer) , known as "The Deer's Cry" or "St. Patrick's Breastplate". It's a prayer that could be used in the morning, as it begins simply: I arise More than that, the "arising" is through a mighty strength What … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection – I arise and The Lorica of St. Patrick (1)
~ To wait In the presence . Of God For the consolation . Of the angels Offered now . Through Contemplation. . from a sequence inspired by Andrei Rublev's icon, "The Holy Trinity", and by Henri Nouwen's essay on the icon in "Behold the Beauty of the Lord" . Andrei Rublev, "The Holy Trinity"
To Contemplate The Beauty
. Descend With the mind . To your heart Of infinity . There to contemplate The beauty . Of the Mystical Trinity. . . Andrei Rublev, "The Holy Trinity"
The Circle Expands
. The circle Expands . To embrace A kingdom . A universe That is . And is not Of this world. .
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