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Angels – Heavenly and Otherwise

“To me, it feels as if this day is made for me not to remember the mighty, the company of heaven, so much as the unknown angels in this world, those who work quietly and almost invisibly to help others and to advance the kingdom of God, no matter how hard and how dangerous that particular ministry is.”

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Jacob’s Ladder

We tell the story, or cherish the memory, consecrating that moment in time, instead of recognizing that all of time is consecrated, and what set those times apart was the opening of our eyes.

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Speaking to the Soul: Love calls us home

May we all be drawn there, too. Drawn toward the Love that turned and slept in his mother’s arms. Love that offers us everything and demands from us everything in return. Love that stands against principalities and powers

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Breathing light and exhaling dark

Sometimes, when looking at the ceiling of the cathedral, I wonder if those slight marks are smudges left by our angel wings. I wonder what soars up there, like an upside-down water fall, as we pray together. I wonder if the tips of our wings brush the stone. I think they do.

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Angels we have heard on high

The National Gallery in the UK is producing a series of short videos on angels based on paintings in their collection. They are a delightful exploration of the meaning and presence of angels in art and in the psyche.

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Speaking to the Soul: Beautiful Beyond Measure

…it is as if God reaches for us in every single moment, whispering, “Come back. Come back to me. You are beautiful beyond measure, and you are meant for me. Your essence is to expand, like the tiny tendrils of trees, into the heaven of my love.”

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