"The work of art is the fruit of human creativity, which questions the visible reality, trying to discover its deep meaning and to communicate it through the language of shapes, colors, sounds. (It) is an open door on the infinite (which) opens the eyes of the mind, of the heart.One example of this is when we visit a Gothic cathedral; we are enraptured by the vertical lines that shoot up towards the sky and draw our eyes and our spirits upwards, while at the same time, we feel small, and yet eager for fullness ... "
POPE BENEDICT XVI
thanks to Jack Terzian and Lisetta Coppa putting their talents at the service of our Lord!
by Father Benjamin O'Loughlin, L.C.
Who is He? The one who shoulders your burdens.
"Who then is this about whom I hear such things?"
He is stronger than your death…
"Do not weep." He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!" The dead man sat up and began to speak...
How do you ID love? You see how much it has bled.
"Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself."
God will never stop waiting up for you... #unfailinglove
Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast.”
God makes space for us to thrive…
"God said: Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other."
"You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High..." (Psalm 91:1)
If God asks you to change tack... LISTEN. He knows where the fish are!
"He said to them, 'Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.' So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish. So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, 'It is the Lord.'"
God created love...
"Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh."
Let Him help you get them out...
"Jesus rebuked him and said, 'Be quiet! Come out of him!' Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm. They were all amazed and said to one another, 'What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.'"
"They went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs."
Go to heaven. Bring friends.
"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Eye to eye…
"What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy."
The empty tomb is an eternal monument to a simple fact: death lost.
"Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his Body."
Tom is a Catholic artist in Philly. The piece was commissioned for the song and inspired by Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Stretch Your Hands (Ayotemi)
Writting&Vocals By: Atemoyi and Jack Life
Produced By: Jack Life
By Hanna Mangiovillano