Image by Irene B. Hahn
Wisdom of Saint Hildegarde of Bingen
“DARE TO DECLARE WHO YOU ARE.
IT IS NOT FAR FROM THE SHORES OF SILENCE
TO THE BOUNDARIES OF SPEECH.
THE PATH IS NOT LONG, BUT THE WAY IS DEEP.
YOU MUST NOT ONLY WALK THERE,
YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO LEAP.”
How goodly is God to give us such a saintly friend to enlighten the mind.
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres By Gaston de la Touche
Flow of compunction
Amazing mercy arching
So to reconcile
Blaise Paschal, French mathematician, upon admiring this painting said:
“Jesus will be in agony until the end of the world; we must not sleep during this time.”
…there is something here to think about…
“I need to give up something that I know is wrong with me. There comes a time in your life when you have to say ‘no’ to something very difficult, when to say ‘yes’ would be so easy.”
Just like the impetus for winter to prepare for a new springtime of life in the Joy of Easter, yes?
Mask by Chie Yoshii
Once was wearing mask
following foolish Mardi Gras
now my heart sears the cross
…Love is at the apex of the Cross…
POINT TO PONDER
“Mother Teresa saw Jesus in every face she met. –Jean Maalouf
Can you say that you, too, recognize the face of God in the people around you?
I’m trying, Lord. –Vera
…me, too, its easy to forget this by fault of judging.
A CHALLENGE for Ash Wednesday
They shouted “persecute, scourge and crucify him.”
Rejection, denial and suffering stained my earlier life. I couldn’t understand the purpose of it all in those dark days, but know I know better. I was being restored in faith, so that when I receive ashes on the forehead today, I will accept the invitation to be renewed in faith even more.
Will you be making the way for grace to touch and transform you? I pray so.