Saturday, October 13, 2007


Adoro stumbled across these videos and shared them with me. They are quite moving and thought provoking. Just so you are prepared, the first one is about twenty minutes, the second is about twelve minutes.


Jay announces that Catholic Carnival 140 is up and running!

You might remember the post about the current exhibit at the Maltz Museum and how they have some ethical questions that they ask visitors to cast lots on. Well, Lori informed me that you can aslo do so on line. Simply go here to the Museum's main page, click on "Deadly Medicine", and click on the "Deadly Medicine Survery".

The Diocese of Cleveland Diocesan E-Newsletter asks, "Did you know that 'you can take a "marriage initiative survey" offered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on their "For Your Marriage" web site?'"


Anonymous said...

The picture of the Last Supper is beautifully haunting! Two phrases struck me...
- They are used to the poverty, not really, it is I who has gotten used to it.
- when he washes his brushes, pretending to play clean

How often have I done these? I work downtown & see the people lying in the streets over the steam vents every morning. It is I who have gotten used to seeing them in the streets, it is I who have gotten used to their poverty. And I wash myself clean, pretending to be clean, every day. How am I presenting myself to God? How scarred I have become!

Anonymous said...

What could you do differently? I ask myself that often.. I cannot offer strange men a house, tho' there is room. I have young women and a baby, here.

Yes, the Last Supper.. I smiled with the artist when the kids told them they massaged Jesus and sat Him down to eat. It is exactly what they themselves want, but they would give that to Him. I believe children would give that to anyone who is tired and hungry, and that is the precious thing about innocence. I'm not sure where this video was filmed, but this is exactly how I feel the Indonesians. They would give anything at all, at whatever price, for the good of another, and would do so as a group. When I see others look askance at them, I so want to say, "But you don't know them."

Anonymous said...

PS -- Thank you, Adoro.

Anonymous said...

That image of the Prodigal Son in the second video is so powerful and unexpected. I cried for ages, in sorrow but also in hope.

We recently lost a beloved elderly family member, who was very much lapsed from formal faith. I haven't been able to even think or pray about him, or for him, despite trying to hold on to the idea of God's mercy, and the fact that we may not judge, or know another person's inner disposition. This beautiful visual image has given me the beginnings of hope. Thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Aw, run and have a Mass offered for him right away. We'll keep him in prayer until then.

A different anonymous

uncle jim said...

another thank you for putting this out there for us to see.