Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Only A Northern Song

If you look closely, you can see three volcanoes in this photo taken (with my cell phone) as I flew from Portland to Detroit last weekend. The Jesuit vocation directors met in the great Northwest for several days to plan for the coming year; what a great time to meet my new colleagues and catch up on how great is the glory of God. The large volcano you see here is Mt. Hood, just east of Portland. The one on the right is Mt. Adams (I think) and the one on the left ... just off the wingtip, is Mt. St. Helen. A fourth volcano (Mt. Rainier) was visible from the plane, but not in this photo. It should be right above Mt. Hood.

God's gifts come to us in packages large and small, and they never stop. Let us keep our eyes and ears open during this Easter season and marvel at the many ways our Lover steers our compass pointer to what is True and Steadfast.

May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD be glad in these works! God looks upon the earth, and it trembles; if God touches the mountains, they smoke! I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live. (Psalm 104:32-34)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Here Comes the Sun

Resurrexit sicut dixit
He is risen, just like He said. Alleluia.

Hey, I was looking for an appropriate Easter picture to celebrate the Day the Lord has made, and the coming season of seven wonderful weeks. All I could think of was the picture we took on Beal Avenue when I was about four. Looks like I am taking that Easter egg hunt a little too seriously, huh?

To the right you will see a link to my pictures. Click on that link for more Easter pix from the past. Let us pray ...

Creator of unfailing light, give that same light to those who call to you. May our lips praise you, our lives proclaim your goodness, our work give you honor, and our voices celebrate you for ever.