Joyful Confidence

For Lent, we are using the book, The Art of Lent: A Painting a Day From Ash Wednesday to Easter, by Sister Wendy Beckett. This week, the theme is confidence. Our meditation for today is entitled, “Joyful Confidence,” and the focus of our attention will be on the painting, Diana the Huntress, c.1550, School of Fontainebleau.

Beyond Experience

For Lent, we are using the book, The Art of Lent: A Painting a Day From Ash Wednesday to Easter, by Sister Wendy Beckett. This week, the theme is joy. Our meditation for today is entitled, “Beyond Experience,” and the focus of our attention will be on the painting, White Clematis, 1887, Claude Monet.

Radiant Truth

For Lent, we are using the book, The Art of Lent: A Painting a Day From Ash Wednesday to Easter, by Sister Wendy Beckett. This week, the theme is joy. Our meditation for today is entitled, “Radiant Truth,” and the focus of our attention will be on the painting, Pink Bowl With Green Grapes, 1992, Craigie Aitchison.

Lost in Time

The theme is joy. Our meditation for today is entitled, “Lost in Time,” and the focus of our attention will be on the painting, Children on the Seashore, Guernsey, 1883?, Auguste Renoir.

Embracing Joy

The theme is Joy, the meditation for today is, “Embracing Joy,” and the focus of our attention is on the painting, By Moonlight, 1994, by Margaret Neve.

Joy in Infancy

Art of Lent meditation for today is entitled, “Joy in Infancy,” and the focus of our attention will be on the painting, Baby in Red Chair, c.1810-30, by unknown artist.

Conditional Peace

For Lent, we are using the book, The Art of Lent: A Painting a Day From Ash Wednesday to Easter, by Sister Wendy Beckett. This week, the theme is peace. Our meditation for today is entitled, “Conditional Peace,” and the focus of our attention will be on the painting, Allegory: Inconstancy, c.1490, by Giovanni Bellini.

Isolation

Using the book, The Art of Lent, by Sister Wendy Beckett, this week’s theme is peace. Our meditation for today is entitled, “Isolation,” and the focus of our attention will be on the painting, The Silence, 1965, by Carel Weight.

Choosing Peace

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Fathers, Sheer Silence, and Being King Of the Mountain

The in-betweening is most difficult space to occupy – that place of not-rich-not-poor that is lived in fear – in fear of fear even. Because in the in-between the hunger is not for want of food, but for that which is just-above, just a whisper of breath beyond the fingertips that one cannot quite hook a finger on. And no matter how comfortably set, the just-above is eternally just there: above. Enter the space of sheer silence and know the presence of God who is deafeningly within reach.