Painting in the Church today, listening to the tower chatter of pilots and air traffic controllers. While I focus on navigating the ups and downs in the surface of an orange peel wall, the pilots overhead are navigating their approach vectors and a bit of turbulence here and there. It’s a joy to listen to the song of competent people at work. And, as a bonus, I can say a little prayer for the flight numbers they call out while I paint. And ‘above’ all that, God holds us all in the palm of His hand.
What a blessed day – to see an end to the Korean War! Me andDouble Bubble are celebrating with a bouquet while painting the Church. Got some flowers with light green chrysanthemums, palm leaves and white flowers. Pray with me for the healing and recovery of a united Korea. Thank you President Trump, staff, the leaders of China, North and South Korea.God is good.
“Reason is one of the sounds we make after the fact of the heart.” Am sharing this blog post by Father Stephen Freeman for your reflection.
Painting the Church interior was an interesting contrast on this date. The national moon landing effort, undertaken with so much bravery into a risky and unknown environment has always seemed like a high water mark for this country. Surrounded by a world today that descends into darkness, willful ignorance and/or the frenzy of busy distraction – the opportunity to come here and ascend into the peace of focused, beautiful work feels wonderful. What a joy! Putting flowers in the paint water up here on the scaffold is a small journey upward.
The words of Elder (now Saint) Piasios of Mount Athos come to mind:
“It is good to have the intellectual powers that take man to the moon costing billions of dollars in fuel expenses and so on, but it is better to have the spiritual powers that raise man to God, his ultimate destination, with only a bit of fuel, a mere dried piece of bread” — Elder Paisios
And to stay awake, I have a Detachable Command Module along for the ride: a “Paris” tea sachet. Can’t do numbers without caffeine anymore – am too old. The ‘interesting facts‘ website has some good offerings on the moon landing. Hope that you had a good Moon Landing Day out there in cyberspace.
Up in Raven Country this time of year the air shines a bit. Can remember seeing little rainbows behind everyone’s car tires on the freeway near Flagstaff formed by ice crystals and a low slanted sun.
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