Facing East is a song by Thievery Corporation. When I hear this song I think of waking up, meeting the day, meeting the sunrise before its dawn, seeing life from its still point before the day has hatched. The same point the universe goes to to create time and space, a place where every moment blossoms into its infinite variety. Everything is possible.
Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, which commemorates the intercession of the Mother of God in the Battle of Vienna (September 11-12, 1683). This battle marked the end of the Ottoman Turk advance into Europe, and the beginning of the Christian recovery of Southeastern Europe. As we celebrate this feast by praying this Litany of the Holy Name of Mary, we should remember in a special way the Christians of the Middle East who are suffering and dying today at the hands of the spiritual heirs of the Ottoman Empire.
The world’s second-largest known tree, the President, in Sequoia National Park is photographed by National Geographic magazine photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols for the December 2012 issue. The final photograph is a mosaic of 126 images.
“Every human is a jewel that gleams with unexpected colors under the right light.”
- Joe Moody
Everything is fresh again with a new perspective. A new way of seeing your life refreshes and roots out negativity. Check out Dr. Wayne Dyer for 3 minutes.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
Can you give any examples of this in your life?
“Christ continues to give proof of his love when he is lifted up at Mass. At every Sacrifice of the Mass he makes present his life-giving death on the cross. Our faith is that Jesus is God and that he is present in the lifting up at Mass. His Body and Blood, lifted up, overcome sin and death. The serpent is defeated. ”
-Father James Kubicki