April 10

Inspired by this day’s images, I am imagining this as one way we could hear the call to be human:

“Do you love me? … Take chances.

Do you love me? … Make mistakes.

Do you love me? … Get messy.”

And I am grateful for our friends at InwardOutward.org who are currently sharing passages from Karen Leigh King’s The Gospel of Mary of Magdala, 5:1-10:

The disciples were distressed and wept greatly. “If they did not spare him, how will they spare us?” Then Mary stood up. She greeted them all, addressing her brothers and sisters, “Do not weep and be distressed nor let your hearts be irresolute. For his grace will be with you all and will shelter you. Rather we should praise his greatness, for he has prepared us and made us true human beings.” When Mary had said these things, she turned their heart toward the Good.

Here’s my art created on April 10, along with the words that inspired and accompanied it, over the past seven years:


“There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven.” —Meister Eckhart

“…our spiritual awareness seems to be given to us to hone in on… that ‘point or spark of pure truth’ at the core of our being, from which both the true compass track of our life and our existential conviction of belonging emanate.” —Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope

Through practicing faith,
there dawns an awakening
to radical love.


Anointing… “an act of conscious love marking the passageway into both physical and spiritual wholeness” (from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation)

Mystery listens

and awaits the slightest turn

which shifts ev’rything.


“God’s ecstasy creates the world, and the world’s ecstasy realizes God.” ~Richard Rohr


“Jesus comes near and he beholds the city / And looks on us with tears in his eyes, / And wells of mercy, streams of love and pity / Flow from the fountain from whence all things arise.” ~an excerpt from Jesus Weeps by Malcolm Guite


This journal page came to mind when I read today’s Gospel story of the post-resurrection encounter between Jesus and Peter. I had forgotten that this page also includes the wise counsel from Ms. Frizzle. So, yes, in this morning’s music, the Pescador song (You Have Come down to the Lakeshore) meets the riff from ‘The Magic School Bus.’


So that together you may shine like the stars


i love swirls!

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