Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Mag #171 "transfiguration"

Waking, Walking, Singing, in the Next Dimension?  1979 by Morris Graves
transfiguration

A devotion
repeated, lived

by minutes, days.  Years
accrue.

Haloed perfection
sought,

though seldom gifted,
and then

only if
the burden can be borne.

by Margaret  Bednar, June 4, 2013

This is linked with The Mag #171 offering a different visual each week.  The image above was a difficult one for me.

The Transfiguration is the moment Jesus revealed his divinity to Peter, James, & John.

My title is with a lower case "t", signifying how we are called to accept the divine within us.  Reading the lives of the Saints, I'm always amazed by the crosses they were asked to carry.  I believe we are all called to be saints, to ponder vices/virtues, to better ourselves and the lives of those around us.  I also believe God will never ask more of us than we can give, more than we can bear.


6 comments:

Berowne said...

Intriguing, provocative; well done.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Wow, this almost gave me a meditative mood,... beautiful picture...

Janet Martin said...

This is so stunning; SO utterly beautiful, both the poem and your added thoughts which feel like a second poem. I too believe this.

Friko said...

A wonderful way to look at the image. I am sure there won’t have been many who have found such deep meaning here.

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely thoughts...

mindlovemisery said...

Fabulous and introspective =)