Gospel of John: Sunday of the Blind Man

"Rabbi," his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind?Was it because of his own sins or his parents' sins?""No.  It was not because of his sins or his parents' sins," Jesus answered. "This happened so the power of God could be seen in him." John 9:2-3, NLT-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Healing of blind man of Jericho also called   Christ … Continue reading Gospel of John: Sunday of the Blind Man

Prayer# 101 — Thou art the Son of God

Nathanael answered, and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God (su ei o uio tou qeou).; for thou art the King of Israel. [John] Whether Nathanael witnessed Jesus being baptised by John the Baptist or not, is unknown and Philip implies that Nathanael was not there. [Matthew 3:16]  And Jesus, baptized,went up … Continue reading Prayer# 101 — Thou art the Son of God

Painting & Parable: Christ and the Adulterous Woman

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Christ and the woman taken in adultery, 1565, Oil on panel, 24.1 x 34.4cm. Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569) is  a mysterious artist with fewer than forty paintings actually  ascribed to him. While he is most often associated with scenes of peasants drinking and fantastical creatures, he has three small grisaille … Continue reading Painting & Parable: Christ and the Adulterous Woman