Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lent 3

‘Is the Lord with us, or not?’
From the first reading (Exodus)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Second Sunday of Lent

(from here)

"As they were coming down from the mountain,
Jesus charged them,
“Do not tell the vision to anyone
until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
from the gospel (Matthew)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

On Man

I have always been very fond of the portraits of Man Ray:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All Hope, abandon it.

Illustration for Dante's Inferno, Gustave Dore

"Can you imagine how great it is to be loved fully,
to be loved totally:to be loved beyond your ability
to imagine it. And imagine if you knew that
this was a possibility, and that it was taken from
you, and to know that you would never be loved.
That is hell; to be alone and know what you have lost."
Steven Colbert, answering his son's question "What is Hell?"

The idea of conceptual geography is an interesting one; that ideas, or mindsets, can be places. I wonder how far one could take that idea before being shipwrecked on it's island?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lent One

" Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain,
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence,
and he said to him, "All these I shall give to you,
if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.”
At this, Jesus said to him,
“Get away, Satan!
It is written:
The Lord, your God, shall you worship
and him alone shall you serve.
from the gospel (Matthew)


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ash Wednesday

from Our Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Webster Groves, Missouri

"Between the porch and the altar
let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep,
And say, “Spare, O LORD, your people,
and make not your heritage a reproach,
with the nations ruling over them!
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”

Then the LORD was stirred to concern for his land
and took pity on his people."
from the first reading (Joel)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

4th ordinary, last before lent, shelter from the storm.

"Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth,
who have observed his law;
seek justice, seek humility;
perhaps you may be sheltered
on the day of the LORD’s anger."
from the first reading (Zephaniah)

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