December 31, 2009

I've posted my homily for the Seventh Day of the Octave of Christmas.

Click HERE for it.

December 29, 2009

Two pictures of the Lord Jesus that I found most striking.

Quite different from each other, but both striking nonetheless, each in its own way.

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This first one is a painting by Carl Bloch.  When I came across it yesterday for the first time I actually gasped.  Christ is shown turned towards the viewer's left, and Christ's right eye is in the shadows-- putting his left eye in the light, but also in the central vertical axis of the painting.

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Now....  The following image is corny, but striking.

It reminds me that Jesus in the Gospels is preoccupied with speaking constantly about the Father.  I am particularly reminded of the following verse.
I do as the Father has commanded me,
so that the world may know that
Rise, let us go hence.
John 14:31

December 27, 2009

To "man up" with Jesus.

My homily for today's Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Click HERE for it.