Signs

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The First Sunday of Advent   December 2, 2018 People everywhere look for signs in nature. At times, we see breath-taking beauty; at other times, we see signs of impending catastrophe, such as those described in the apocalyptic vision of today’s Gospel (Luke 21:25-38). Our news media expose us relentlessly to the signs of the times, with a narrative saying that …

Jesus and Pilate

Jon Shematek Pentecost, Reflection, Uncategorized, Visio Divina Leave a Comment

Transcript of the Post: Welcome back to If Necessary Use Words! This is a place for praying with images. I’m Jon Shematek, a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Every Monday, we’ll look at a portion of the Gospel assigned for the upcoming Sunday, and reflect together using a form of Visio Divina, in which we combine scriptural text, …

Jesus and Lazarus

Jon Shematek Pentecost, Reflection, Visio Divina 1 Comment

Transcript of the Post: Welcome back to If Necessary Use Words! This is a place for praying with images. I’m Jon Shematek, a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Every Monday, we’ll look at a portion of the Gospel assigned for the upcoming Sunday, and reflect together using a form of Visio Divina, in which we combine scriptural text, …

Jesus and Power

Jon Shematek Pentecost 1 Comment

Transcript of the Post: Welcome back to If Necessary Use Words! This is a place for praying with images. I’m Jon Shematek, a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Every Monday, we’ll look at a portion of the Gospel assigned for the upcoming Sunday, and reflect together using a form of Visio Divina, in which we combine scriptural text, …

Jesus and Wealth

Jon Shematek Reflection, Visio Divina 1 Comment

Transcript of the post’s recording: Welcome back to If Necessary Use Words! This is a place for praying with images. I’m Jon Shematek, a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Every Monday, we’ll look at a portion of the Gospel assigned for the upcoming Sunday, and reflect together using a form of Visio Divina, in which we combine scriptural text, images …