(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… Continue Reading “et egredietur virga de radice iesse”
Sometimes you side-eye them, but you allow love to change you anyway. Photo of Virgin Mary icon at San Teodoro in Rome, Italy.
I spoke with an Italian in English. I felt self-centered when she asked me to slow down a little bit. I was thinking I should have been more mindful and done that anyway. It’s easy to be overseas and “forget where you are” and think… Continue Reading “Our Lady of Accurate Translation”