February 1, 2008

Life (and Death) Called

Just to let you know I've not dropped off the planet. Life has been busy leaving me little time, and less energy, to invest in blogging. I've been doing funerals for people I don't know - a difficult task at best - as well as communicating with my Latin American brothers about missions opportunities. Again, a difficult task with language, time, and cultural hurdles to leap. Add in family events and a couple of projects at the house and the time is gone.

Things I need to tell you about:
  • Church signs with bad grammar - ignorance proudly on display. Does this say anything about the gospel we are proclaiming?
  • Funerals for strangers - what's one to say at such a moment? Keeping death daily before our eyes, as Benedict directed, is certainly a useful exercise.
  • His Dark Materials - a review and consideration of the spiritual stew Pullman cooks up.
  • A consideration of Marc Chagall's "White Crucifixion" - a dramatic and message filled painting sure to disturb our comfortable slumber. Carol has thrown me another tough one.
Then somewhere there is a lingering thread about my own spiritual pilgrimage, a promised review of the Reader's Digest Condensed Version of the Bible, and a killer apple pie recipe. Soon, I promise.

3 comments:

Gwendolyn said...

Carol is a mean art teacher... in both senses of the word 'mean.'

That picture is FULL of iconographic symbols... This might be your Lenten meditation!

Have fun!

Mike said...

Wow. A lot going on. I am excited to here more about your spiritual pilrimage.

I am on such a journey myself. It is nice to encounter others walking the same road.

Mike said...

Off subject. But I would love to read a post from you on truth.