Out wandering around on a sort of dreary looking day. But it’s not really. Just have to pay attention. The yellow grass just jumps out at you. Very soon it will all be turning green and things will be entirely different. I wanted to catch it before this version of reality went away.
The media is constantly trying to make us terrified these days.
But, this is not new:
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. – Matt 24:6ff
The best words of Jesus, now and always:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing. Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.” – Matt 6:28ff
Multitasking, the mental disorder of our time. So many are rushing here, rushing there, filling their lives with stress. We will be much more at peace if we concentrate on one thing at a time. And most of all, the “One Thing”, the Lord.
A common theme in my photography is to try to show everyday things that most of us just walk right by and miss. The beauty of a leaf on the ground, a sad looking man sitting on a park bench.
There is another thing, missed and taken for granted by many. It’s what happens in the Catholic Mass. This happens in every Mass, but we day dream, fiddle with our phones, make plans on what we’re going to do for breakfast…..and miss the most important thing that has ever happened in the history of the universe, the coming of God on earth.