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:

2020

“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.

2019

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.


2018

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


2017

“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


2016

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.’


2015

So that together you may shine like the stars


2014

i love swirls!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s