A short Christmas meditation and my painted illustrations.
King of all days,
highly exalted and glorious in heaven,
you humbly came to the earth you created
and for love's sake became poor.
“The magi set out because of a deep desire which prompted them to leave everything and begin a journey. It was as though they had always been waiting for that star” (Pope Benedict XVI).
A meditation for this feast day, begins with the above quote and continues:
“To offer GOLD is to proclaim Christ’s kingship,
to offer INCENSE is to adore the Godhead,
and to offer MYRRH is to acknowledge his mortality”
(St Odilo of Cluny).
John, the writer of the last book of the Bible, no doubt staggered before this mystery and searched for visual imagery, however imperfect, to help explain what was revealed to him.
You are altogether lovely and worthy. Revelation
For colors, John referenced rainbows, precious stones and gold.
The One who is Seated on the Throne in Glory
is the same Child in the Crib
Light of the world,
you stepped down into darkness
and opened my eyes to let me see.
Lamb of God you come...
to take away the sins of the world.
How worthy is the Lamb!
The All Beautiful
All beautiful and wonderful, you made this heart adore you and give hope for a future life to be spent with you.
Exhausted by the effort, I lay this and all my works in the hands of the Eternal Artist; asking that He fill in the missing details, smooth out its many imperfections and finally, to lead me heavenwards in the wisest direction.
I am just simple troubadour of beauty with a deep desire, like the magi, to
bow low and adore the All Beautiful.
“That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Co. 2:9).
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