Woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation… (4 Woes of Luke)

Woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation; Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger; Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep; Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets. ©Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading Woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation… (4 Woes of Luke)

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit…

That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Wonder not, that I said to thee, you must be born anew. The Spirit breatheth where he will; and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh, and whither he goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. © Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit…

I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not minister to me. Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.

I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not minister to me. Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me. © Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not minister to me. Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God © Alfred Eaker, 2019 Continue reading It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God

QUO VADIS. Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not

Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not © Alfred Eaker, 2018 Continue reading QUO VADIS. Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and lead thee whither thou wouldst not

SEA OF ROSARIES: Pieta

PIETA (2011) oil on canvas © 2011 Alfred Eaker Death (Thomas Merton) Where are the merchants and the money-lenders Whose love sang in the wires between the seaports and the inland granaries? Is the old trader any safer than the sailor sent to drown Crossing the world’s end in a wooden schooner? Where are the generals who sacked the sunny cities And burned the cattle and the grain? Or is the politician any safer in his offices Than a soldier shot in the eye? Take time to tremble lest you come without reflection To feel the furious mercies of my … Continue reading SEA OF ROSARIES: Pieta

SEA OF ROSARIES: Our Lady of Pontmain

“Hagia Sophia” (Thomas Merton) I. Dawn. The Hour of Lauds. There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, adimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden whole-ness. This mysterious Unity and Integrity is Wisdom,the Mother of all, Natura naturans. There is in allthings an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silencethat is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in word-less gentleness and flows out to me from the unseenroots of all created being, welcoming me tenderly,saluting me with indescribable humility. This is atonce my own being, my own nature, and the Gift ofmy Creator’s Thought and Art within … Continue reading SEA OF ROSARIES: Our Lady of Pontmain