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Day: September 12, 2013

hope and love in prayer and paintings

hope and love in prayer and paintings

“Hapag ng Pag-Asa” by Joey Velasco*

here’s a prayer from Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM..

“God, bless me with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that You will live deep in my heart.
God, bless me with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth so that I will work for justice, equity, and peace.
God, bless me with tears to shed for those who suffer so that I will reach out my hand to comfort them and change their pain with joy.
God, bless me with the foolishness to think that I can make a difference in the world, so that I will do the things which others say cannot be done.  Amen.”
dare to be bold? say AMEN like you mean it. 🙂
"Hapag ng Pag-Ibig" by Joey Velasco
“Hapag ng Pag-Ibig” by Joey Velasco*

* Joey Velasco is a well-known Filipino artist who depicted Jesus in very real ways. He never originated as an artist, in fact, it was not until after his sickness and his suffering, that he started to discover this talent that he had in art. He has since passed, but his artwork remains. Google “Joey Velasco” and you’ll see what I’m talking about. The first picture, “Hapag ng Pag-Asa” – “Table of Hope” is a depiction of the Last Supper, and Velasco based each of the individuals at the table (pieces of box carton) on a child that he met while walking through the slums of the Philippines. The child bent over on the floor in the painting is based on this child in Sudan in 1994. The second picture, “Hapag ng Pag-Ibig” – “Table of Love” is the exact opposite of the first picture. It is a feast! A celebration! Check out Velasco’s work. It’s quite inspiring.