Felix Vallotton. The Wind. National Gallery of Art. While tending his sheep one day, Moses saw a fantastic sight; a bush was burning but was not being consumed by the flame. As he stepped closer to look at the anomaly, […]Read More about Release Resistance In The Dark Hours
Caravaggio. The Penitent Magdalene. Doria Pamphilj Gallery. The deepest desire of our hearts is intimacy—to be known, understood, and loved. But we are afraid to be known because we carry deep scars from profound suffering and regrets. We have all […]Read More about The Heart Is So Fragile And Shy
Jan Joest von Kalkar. Christ and The Good Samaritan at the Well. Did you think there was only one good Samaritan story in the Gospels? There are three, and one was about a woman. The Jews in Jesus’ day despised […]Read More about The Other Good Samaritans
Makoto Fujimura. The Tears of Christ. Falsely accused and condemned to death, You, the Word made flesh through whom all was created, didn’t defend Yourself but remained silent, standing with noble courage and compassion, rooted in a goodness far more […]Read More about The Disturbing Silence of Jesus
Karl Knaths. Water Valley. Smithsonian Museum of American History Hardly a day passes, Lord, that I am not overwhelmed and drawn under by the pain of someone I love. I too often allow the fear to take me to the […]Read More about What Do I Do With The Pain?
Gaspare Diziani. Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. Metropolitan Museum of Art God lives only in reality—in what is. We then, who yearn to live in the presence of God, must also live in what is. We learn to do […]Read More about Pray For Deeper Acceptance
Science has now documented that you can make choices to help ameliorate your suffering by changing your brain’s structure and thus your perspective. Your brain is a living, dynamic computer that is always moving and changing, cataloging and processing information, […]Read More about Let Be. Let Go. Let In.
Of all of Henri Nouwen’s many beloved books on the spiritual life, The Return of the Prodigal Son, is his most inspired. It is a deeply personal and self-revelatory meditation on Jesus’ parable and Rembrandt’s 17th-century painting of the same […]Read More about The Return of the Prodigal Son