Deified Stardust

Icon of the Theotokos

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 5:17-26

An earth groaning under its downward entropic spiral longs for liberation from the cycle of life and death. For the impermanence of life and the permanence of death yields an imbalance toppling the complementarity of yang and yin.… Read the rest

Catchers of Men

22nd Week in Ordinary Time, Thursday (Year II)

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets.

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Jesus and the Leper

Jesus Heals the Leper, by Rembrandt (1655-60)

12th Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)

Matthew 8:1-4

“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” 

The leper represents all of us in need of divine mercy. In the eyes of Jesus there are no untouchables, pariahs, outcasts or rejects.… Read the rest