Perched on this hilltop in Bosnia Herzegovina is the statue of Mary at Medjugorje, where she appeared to six local children in 1981. Daily messages continue to be recorded today at this holy repository for world prayers. There, Mary once said:
“The one who prays is not afraid of the future.”
…the great challenge of ‘not to worry’ constantly hinders mankind, yet Mary urges that prayer overcomes all the worry webs of our lives…such a comforting inkling for lent…don’t you think…?
Abstract Autumn Oil Painting by Scott Naismith
The Perfect Love of the Father
“The eyes of peacemakers are watchful, caring eyes…finding warmth in them like people at the fireside. They know that dividing a single atom can unleash cosmic warfare. They also know that there is a chain that links human beings together, and that when one human cell is torn by anger, jealousy or bitterness, the reaction of war can rebound to the end of the universe.”
“But because they believe in spreading love, they know that whenever a little peace is created, there is planted a virus of peace that is strong enough to infect the whole earth. So they live and move in a twofold joy:
–that of bringing peace wherever they go;
–that of hearing an ineffable voice saying “Father in the depths of their hearts.”
This meditation comes from the writings of Venerable Madeleine Delbrel (1964), a French laywoman dedicated to evangelizing culture and serving the poor…one of my favorite heroines. Madeleine also said:
“Do good to haters, bless the cursers, and pray for those who mistreat us.”
…a glimpse in how peace can be accomplished…
Heaven and Earth Praises Saint Joseph
Born to be righteous, his anointed heart united with Mary conceived with child by the Holy Spirit, a Holy Family beyond human understanding, shows us how to live peacefully on earth, as we celebrate you in the mystery of God.
Saint Joseph, Pray for us
The Shell Painting by Redon Odilon
Welcome to my new Monday Re-Blog Post featuring a post that deserves another glance from one of my favorite blogger companions…I believe you will be delighted to visit her blog at WordPress…Enjoy!
via Out of the Shell!
Thank you dear Marta, published by Moments
sincerely, your scribeforlove
Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day.
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon Whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
“Blessed are those who walk hand in hand with goodness…they are like trees planted by streams of water, that yield fruit in due season…” Psalm 1
…Blessed is Joyce Kilmer for this exquisite poem…
…may we be like him to bear good fruit during our lifetime…
The Death of Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet
by Sir John Everett Millais 1851
Leaning into float
Trusting science of life
Inspiration is everything
…floating Ophelia reminded me how my Papa used to encourage me to float in water while my Maman fussed about harming my loose locks in the chlorine – even so, I refused to wear a cap. Those were simple, loving, good days!…
“Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets, the moon sets, but they are not gone.” (Like my beloved parents!)
Image of a Rose Campion
Hopefully winter will disappear soon. It’s time to plant goodness, root and above ground crops and landscaping an idyllic garden for Easter. There’s plenty to celebrate this month:
Turn back the clock for daylight savings time
Forget about the Ides of March
The four leaf clover and Saint Patrick’s Day
then Springs officially begins…Whoohoo!
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
…may You march on this March with plenty of ‘green’ providence…