THE HAND OF GOD

The Hand of God Sculpture by Auguste Rodin

at the Metropolitan Museum of New York

GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

Much like a Provençale creche in Avignon or a Nativity scene in Rome, this giant of sacred art impressively emerged from a rough stone base and clump of white clay and later was bronzed in iron.  Can you see Rodin’s relationship with ‘the hand of God’ forming Adam and Eve?  Can you feel the beauty of their union with Him?

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“Stop acting so small.  You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”  –Rumi

ABUNDANCE OF GOD

GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

“The sun is extraordinarily generous, giving huge parts of itself away every second…If this generosity should halt, all energy would eventually lose its source and everything would die…We, and everything on our planet, live because of the generosity of the sun…In this generosity, the sun reflects the abundance of God, a largesse that invites us to also be generous.”

–Ron Rolheiser, O.F.M.

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This September, let’s bless everyone around us with goodness

How is God shining His goodness in your life?

Let’s dialogue about this generosity of goodness

THE GOOD FATHER

Peaceable Kingdom Painting by Edward Hicks c.1834 – Thanks to Jennifer

GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

Excerpt of the Rule of Life from The Jerusalem Community

The Father Who Gives to His Children

“If your whole life is a free, joyous welcoming of the love and a laborious, patient seeking of his face, alone with the One, you will be able to stand before him like a true child, and in your heart the Spirit of his only Son will cry out:  Abba!  Father!”

“…Everything…is designed to lead you precisely to that point.  God is a devouring fire wanting to consume you utterly in his love.  May the words the Lord is saying to you today remain deep in your heart.  Do this and you will live.”

…This monastic fraternity is found in many European cities — Magnificat…

 

TEAMWORK

GOOD SUNDAY’S AFFIRMATION

The start of each new month gives me pause to reflect what I have written so far and what I hope to accomplish next.  I don’t do this alone – there is one greater than myself whom I wish to recognize below.

In Adoration

“I love how your Love inspires me to write.  You mesh my fleshly reflexes with your spirit beams.  As far as I can see,  there is no veil between us.  You make everything sparkling new.  No matter that I cannot remember what I scribe to the world on your behalf, You produce a constant river of miracles.  My writing and inner life are made precious.  O, how I love the ways You draw me to write every day — that keeps me in your holy company.”

sincerely, your scribeforlove

NOBLE PELICAN

American White Pelican

GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

Biblically, the pelican symbolizes equality and is akin to Christ’s breastplate of sacrifice for humanity.  I wonder, if perhaps, we could ponder on this symbolism to invite us to resolve our world problems with much more nobility.  What do you think?

“Whoever had much did not have more, and whoever had little did not have less.”

-Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 8:13-15

altar pelican

 

WHO AM I?

GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

I recently attended a day’s retreat pondering the question “Who do you say that I am?”  found in the Gospel of Matthew 16:13-20.  My conviction becomes “I am – to encounter everyone with patience to help change the world for the glory of God.

I AM all and everything

I Am Love, Light, the Resurrection, the Way, the Truth and the Life, the Vine and you are the branches made to bear good fruit.

I Am the lover of your soul and I made you holy and human, so you can be Christ-like.

…inspired by Friar Fabian Adderley, OFM Conv…