July 25, 2013

Desserts in the Desert

Angel roof of church of Debre Birhan Selassie, Gondar, Ethiopia (17th cent.)

I found the psalm from Mass moving yesterday:
They even spoke against God.
  They said: ‘Is it possible for God
  to prepare a table in the desert?
....especially in light of reading this post on the desert from Jennifer (almost wrote 'St. Jennifer') of Conversion Diary

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Today is the feast of St. James.  Even though Jesus said that those who choose mother or brother ahead of Him are not worthy of Him, it's intriguing that he included two sets of brothers among the Twelve.  (Poor St. Andrew he got left out when his brother Peter, and brothers James and John, were singled out for the Transfiguration.)  From a human perspective, I like how Our Lord kept intact some partial family units when calling the apostles.

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