So he (Joseph of Arimathea) rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there sitting opposite the tomb.
He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ’You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Matthew 22: 37-40
“Then who can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said “For mortals it is impossible, but for God, all things are possible.”
But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I; do not be afraid”
But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord save me!”
Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life]?
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
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.