For the Feast of the Epiphany
Christ Emmanuel : Cordero de Dios
(After the Russian Master, Simon Fyodororvich Ushakov : 1626-1686)
“And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God...”
I’ve taken long walks
craving one thing only:
“O my love for the first time in my life, my eyes are open.
O my love for the first time in my life, my eyes can see...”
“The image of the master: one glimpse and we are in love “
Zen Poet Ikkyu 1394-1481
“God does not know how to be absent. That is to say, it would go against God’s nature to come and go. But we can be ignorant of this intimate presence and build a life-style that maintains this ignorance. St Augustine provides a hint as to why we experience as absent what is actually intimately present. As we have often heard this monk-bishop put it, ‘You are closer to me than I am to myself. ‘ God is too close to us for our eyes to notice. The problem is not that God is absent but that God is so intimately present...”
Martin Laird, OSA from the book
An Ocean of Light
“In you we live and move and have our being.
Everyday we experience the effects of your love...”
Sunday Preface #6