Tuesday, March 24, 2015


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "Feelings are not an omen of the right thing to do."  Anon.
QUOTE II:  "Why have an IQ if you're not going to use it?"  Anon.

Jason sent THIS article in: 10 Things I Wish People Knew about Mary

Brian sent this in.  It is a Lego representation of St. Sebastian's sanctuary.  Pretty cool!

Currently the new painting at St. Sebastian has 228,894 likes and 5,907 shares on the Lighthouse Catholic Media Facebook page.  See HERE.

Jason sent this 6.5 minute video in:


1 comment:

Chris P. said...

So - not that anyone asked, but I think my favorite part of the painting after getting a chance to eyeball it up close this weekend - is that there are ropes around the wrists.

Most historical accounts of crucifixion talk of the necessity of the ropes as a nail in the hand would allow the body weight to tear through the relatively weak flesh, bone and cartilage of the hand which would cause the body to fall.

But by seeing the ropes, I had a chance to meditate on the nails in the hands and really see them as an extra-perfidious form of torture in the same way the scourging at the pillar and the crown of thorns was.

For whatever conversation this work of art fosters with regards to how a church can best utilize money I am thankful we have it. This almost feels like sacrilege to say. but it's easy to become desensitized to the crucifix. I mean we all know it's horrible - but I rarely ponder HOW horrible it is. That realization of the needless yet extra painful aspect of the Nails in the hands is the first time I've really, truly felt that *shudder* thinking about the Passion since Mel Gibson's movie back in '04.

And... as we're coming up to a run of masses with incense - that Lego sanctuary has me thinking... is anyone else on pins and needles when Deacon Terry holds the vestments as the Priest-of-the-day swings the thurible around the altar? Those vestments get REALLY close to the candles.