Getting to Graceland

Artwork by Veronica Rubilar

We have been listening to “Miracle and Wonder,” an interview with Paul Simon. When asked what he will do now that he has created “Seven Psalms” for his father, Paul replies he will wait and see. The guidance will come.

I agree. Creation itself is plenty. Reading scripture day and night, then posting 100 words or less with a photo illustration each day of Lent, has been curiously delightful and enough.

Like Peter (and Paul too), I am amazed at what has happened.

Reading (among many)

Su, Apr 17 – Luke 24:12

Day 40 – Liminality

We are at the beach. It’s Holy Saturday. There’s a full moon. Needless to say, I am seeing things. Hearing them too. As in things I can’t prove. Not “facts.”

I ordered new bedding for Mom last night. As best I can tell she is ready to move. ¡Ojala! Hard love. And deep.

They tell me Jesus will rise and live forever. All will. As in the metaphor includes everyone and everything: Limitless Love. I want to believe this with all my heart and soul and mind and strength. God, forgive my unbelief.

Reading (among many)

Sa, Apr 16 – Isaiah 55:1a

Day 39 – Today’s Grief

Artwork by Bernie Clarke

It seemed a good Friday to reconnect with Biogift Anatomical. My mother has requested the help of this organization when the time comes. I am amazed and grateful she has been this thoughtful about her death beforehand.

Readings

Apr 15 Fri – Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22 (1), Hebrews 10:16-25,
John 18:1-19:42

Day 38 – Advice on Ashes

Seven years ago on Maundy Thursday, my father’s ashes arrived unexpectedly on our doorstep. “Human Remains” was the first clue. What to do? I took them to church and met with a priest. She suggested I let them hide and rest buried for a while behind the luscious chapel greens.

She continued, “After you read Noah’s story during the Vigil, you can resurrect them. By then what to do next will be clear.”

Readings

Thu Apr 14 – Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 (13), 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Día 37 – Cuando Dos o Tres

On Tuesdays at 10, my friend Libe and I read prayers together in Spanish over Zoom: Oración de la Matutina de Martes (OMM). All are welcome, for we know when two or three are gathered in Christ’s name, God is with us.

Readings

Wed Apr 13 – Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 70 (1), Hebrews 12:1-3, John 13:21-32