Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and she told them that he had said these things to her.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.
John 19: 26-27
But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.
Nicodemus, who had first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds.
“I am the true vine, and my father is the true vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit.
I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit because apart from me you can do nothing.
How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one alone who is God?
Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own,
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.