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New Series of Advent Video Reflections

5 Dec

I’d like to pass on this example from a new series of Advent video reflections that feature the beautiful artwork of Brother Mickey McGrath. The promise is that a new reflection will be posted each day throughout the Advent season. The focus of this particular video is his painting “The Annunciation.” Enjoy, be inspired, and you are certainly encouraged to share this!


Poem to Accompany My Painting of My Son John

21 Feb

This afternoon I wrote the following poem as I was thinking about my teenage son John along with a painting I did of him not long ago.

Poem to Accompany My Painting of John

Stepping forth from the Shadow of Innocence
There emerges the bare outlines of a Man
With a surety, tempered by cautious weariness —

Forged on this Silver Soul’s great anvil
by Life’s Forty Lashes —
Those borne by Everyman before Him —
Though These Lashes being his Alone.
His alone —
Yes His a Loan from Us.

For these Stripes He Bore
First for His Healing,
That He might become For Us,
A Wounded Healer

And Singer of Joviality —
Of the Silent Music that Strikes the Chord
That Binds Heaven and Earth.

(c) Thomas C. Webber 2/21/2013


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