April in Paris Painting by Roelof Rossouw
A Poem by Jamie Lash
“Stay, stay, I love you this way.
Resting in My love, and hearing from above.
Stay, stay, I love you this way.”
There’s more that I have yet to say.”
…there is plenty of Love in the air in April in Paris…
…and everywhere Love is planted…
“God breathes in us His Holy Spirit to work out prayer.”
…The Holy Spirit meets us as we begin to pray in the silence of our heart…
Child of God Image Uploaded by LinEllen
Look up my child – I am your Father
This have I written on your soul to unburdened your heart
Just ask for my immeasurable Mercy
And I will move you from misery to freedom
Look Up! my child – I am your Father
…poetic thoughts inspired by Pope Francis’ words on confession…
A Painting at “One World, One Creation: Together We will Flourish”
Exhibition by North Georgia Sky Painters at Tennessee Aquarium’s Imax
To my delight I came across this wonderful art exhibition to share with you. Perfectly fitting the theme of receptivity to Spring. How so, you may ask. Being receptive means being willing to receive new information or ideas and nature’s Springtime seems to be the best groundbreaker for that regeneration process. Along with becoming open to new things, the element of attentiveness follows. The signs of rebirth in nature is expansive. Just take a short walk in your neighborhood; you will discover newness of life in trees, shrubs, animals, and find people shopping at Home Depot to spruce up their garden patches or balconies with blooming annuals.
I also believe that receptivity can be raised to a spiritual level. On Good Friday, Christ poured himself out on the cross so that we could receive his love in full measure. Being receptive to his sacrificial mercy invites us to open our innermost being to receiving God’s abundance. If open to this concept, we can reap perfect peace.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
…thank you, Ralph Waldo Emerson, for this encouraging quote – a call for receptivity and attentiveness to newness of life…
An Inspiring Mosaic Cross
To strive for a good death comes from cultivating the soil of one’s life with charity and goodness, thereby leaving behind a legacy of love to follow.
“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”
Serving the Lord Image by Grace OPC
It is ‘veritas’ to uplift hearts, minds and bodies to God by washing each other’s feet through prayer.
…are you ready to wash your enemy’s feet…? I am…
Monk Sculpture in Venlo, Netherlands
It is often at nighttime that inner freedom wishes to reveal itself to the troubled soul, asking how I have failed today?
A stranger once stopped at a monastery nestled deep in the countryside and was warmly greeted by the porter. Together they sat on a cold wooden bench overlooking the lake. The visitor asked: “What do you monks do all day along?” The monk gently replied: “We miss the mark, we fall, get up and fail again and start all over again.” It seems we cannot know ourselves without first noticing failure. Then begins the path of self-knowledge and inner freedom….and learning to never despair of the mercy of God.
…may you receive bountifully from the blessings of self knowledge…
“Sacrifice is the salt of the society.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta