A HEARKENING WITHIN

True Colors by Ecoseasons

Art and Writers Hearken Within

What hearkens me to others and binds us to a beautiful expression of life is, simply put, combining art with writing.

Whenever a purposeful concept arises, my first goal is to capture some art form that will reflect thoughts to engage a meaningful dialogue with readers.

It’s like a secret love affair between artists and writers.

The artist creates a special message in blending ideas on a palette which aspires me to marry words.  Then comes the magic – my eyes and heart, drawn to beauty and truth, can begin to express to any audience a beckoning aspect of life.

That’s my passion for writing, thanks to viewers, and thanks be to God.

art of writing

SOULFUL

Happy Independence Day @Paul

When Pope John Paul II visited the United States

in 1995 he left us this message:

“Surely it is important for America that the moral truths which make Freedom possible should be passed on to each new generation.

Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”

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I pray for Freedom for America, to include the world’s generations;

may we ALL have the courage to live out this holy Truth…

PELICAN

Symbol of the Pelican

Equality According to Holy Scripture

“…as a matter of equality your abundance at the present time should supply their (others) needs so that their abundance may also supply your needs, that there may be equality.

As it is written:

Whoever had much did not have more, and whoever had little did not have less.”

-Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 8:13-15-

altar pelican

The pelican is a symbol for Christ’s sacrifice for humankind.

This passage from St. Paul gives my heart a fresh understanding that God’s meaning for equality is different from our own, especially given the apparent climate in American and world politics…that is, there is something nobler for us to ponder about that would resolve our problems…

Happy Sunday to Everyone!

ABOUT HOPE

Chiffon Calm by Austen Tosone

3.2.1 Quote Me

The stage is set – Yanni’s world music playing in the background – here begins the Quote-Me-Challenge which Kamal at Boundless Blessings has graciously placed upon me – with fond gratitude!

HOPE IS THE TOPIC FOR TODAY

My first quote is foundational in that it comes from the Prophet Jeremiah 17:7

‘BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD,

WHOSE HOPE IS THE LORD.”

Put simply, what may seem impossible for us to achieve, only God can provide so long we place our trust in Him to do so.

My ‘impossible something’ that I hope for will be the reunification with my Christopher, if not in this world, but through all eternity.

clover hope

Second quote comes from Fr. Jacques Philippe of the French Community of Beatitudes, a well-known author on the spiritual life.

“Lacking Hope, we don’t really believe God can make us happy, and so we construct our happiness out of covetousness and lust.

We don’t wait to find the fullness of our existence in God, and so we shape an artificial identity grounded in pride…we are held back by fears, hesitations and worries.

Lack of trust in what God’s grace can do in our lives leads to a shrinkage of the heart.  The remedy is to rekindle our hope, to rediscover a new trust in what God can do for us – no matter how weak and wretched we are.

Hope is a Choice that often demands an effort.  It is easier to worry, get discouraged, be afraid.  Hoping means trusting.  When we hope we are not passive:  we are acting.”

Fr. Jacques Philippe’s 9 books are well worth perusing.

Thank you, Amira and Kamal, for your ‘hopeful’ thoughts to pass on to others.

My next ‘Hope’ is for these three faithful Bloggers of mine to pick up the baton for HOPE:

Amaan Khan

https://thisisamaankhan.wordpress.com/

Reveuse

https://reveuse014.wordpress.com/

Scribbles by Hemendra Dikaakor -correction made

https://dibaakor.wordpress.com/

Happy Weekend Everyone

with

faith hope love