November 21

Blessed are the wholemakers, for the beloved community longs to be home.



“In Jesus, God breaks through and points us in a new direction; not one of chance or blindness but one of ever-deepening wholeness in love. … Those who follow Jesus are to become wholemakers, uniting what is scattered.” ~Ilia Delio



“…our desires for community… may… be a reflection of our own physical and quantum connections to a relational cosmos. Theologian [Diarmuid] O’Murchu puts it well when he says that ‘the search for community is not merely a pursuit of security and intimacy to obviate our loneliness… It is much more than that. It is an expression … of a yearning from deep within the created order itself.’ He continues, citing Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, ‘Our broken, fragmented world yearns to be whole again. We humans imbibe this longing and, on behalf of creation, we give it conscious expression, particularly in our desire and efforts to re-create a sense of the earthly and cosmic community.’ … Ultimately, the universe will not sanction our divisions; instead, the cosmos groans for the restorative acts of humankind.” —Barbara A. Holmes, Race and the Cosmos, p. 198, 199

“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?

A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.

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