Tag: Vatican

For Evan who wants to pray

One string was laid Perhaps by grace. It had no sound Not one trace. One string was pulled And held in tension. But made no sound Not one mention. The string was plucked And laughed a bit. It had a voice But not quite…

Maundy Honestly

I share the bread but hide my notion so that an image of kind devotion is my sacrifice; the hour that I tarry.   But I am not a Judas in intent. I do not kiss nor circumvent. But underprice the communion; I am…

Never Certain

“We unknowingly live out this resistance to being known in much of our lives, not the least of which is in our religious practice, as demonstrated by our obsession with knowing and believing the right things about God, about Jesus, about our theology, and…

Lit

Photo from Vatican

The light that has changed has remained the same. It is in each heart.  It is in each time. It is ready.  It is here. Photo from Vatican.

Out in the Open

If I were to be frank, I would just do it. No hesitation. I wouldn’t wonder and plot all of the paths. Dissect the layers of meaning. And find the intersection where it would all work out. I would just be frank. But then,…

Shared Existence

Pope Francis

It’s a time of good wishes, cheer and hope. It’s my birthday today! And also the Pope’s.   Original Version: Gift of a fruitcake or soap-on-a-rope! Today is my birthday, … And also the Pope.” Photos from Oct 19, 2016 General Audience Other photos I took…

et egredietur virga de radice iesse

Photo of Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri

(and there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse) New birth taunts like an illusion. Where does it come forth? I waited patiently at the mouth of many places. I may have been changed. But I had too much sameness to…

It can be known

Photo of the Vatican Museum

But then I will know fully, just as I am fully known. Did the unknown hide from me or did I hold unto what I needed to be true? In being fully known, I imagine the undoing of a life of attainment in a…