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Wednesday of Hope – Go and Create Something

In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment.

– Maxine Hong Kingston

And aren’t the creations of Dale Chihuly a wonder to behold!

The Necessity of Imagination and Art

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?

– Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Love, the Key to Hope

Art - an expression of love, and an expression of hope

Art – an expression of love, and an expression of hope

Today’s Gospel story, on this 5th Sunday of Lent, is the raising of Lazarus from the dead. We are reminded, then, to hope when our situation looks bleakest.

True love is embodied in expectancy, an eagerness to love God now as a preparation for God’s Kingdom. Our ultimate hopes are expressed by whom and what and how we now love…. True love is embodied in the act of giving and forgiving, without stint or stipulations, without anxiety or compulsion. The forgiven is not made dependent upon the giver, but upon a free un-coerced love.

– Paul S. Minear, Source: The Kingdom and the Power

 

Art Makes Life Bearable

Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life.

– Gillian Pederson Krag

Let's be sure that there is beauty and fun in our lives!

Let’s be sure that there is beauty and fun in our lives!

Lost in Art, Lost in Paris

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

– Thomas Merton

Le Louvre et le Pont-Neuf, by Maximilien Luce in Musee D'Orsay

Le Louvre et le Pont-Neuf, by Maximilien Luce in Musee D’Orsay

I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to be found and lost than Paris. And the impressionist work in Musee D’Orsay is wonderful to behold. I found this piece to be especially inviting.