Friday, May 21, 2010

Stretch out your hands

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Grandson Dean at the Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, 2007, (and me), reflected for James' Weekend Reflections.

Abba Macarius was asked, "How should one pray?"

The old man said, "There is no need at all to make long discourses. It is enough to stretch out one’s hands and say, 'Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy.'

And if the conflict grows fiercer say, 'Lord, help!'
He knows very well what we need and He shows us His mercy."
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-- from the April 19 Word from the Desert, Meditations on the Orthodox Life from the Early Church Fathers, Ascetics, Saints and Righteous
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15 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I remember that place from a previous post :-) I love these pics Dina!

Beth Niquette said...

Absolutely riveting to my eyes. I LOVE this photo. Your comments are profoundly touching.

James said...

Great reflection photo. It's amazing to see so many reflections at once.

RuneE said...

"Both sides now" - and you are about to fly.

Pietro said...

Very beautiful multiple reflection, great shot!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

And Christians have the song, "He's got the whole world in his hands..." Great photo. Makes a great sabbath photo for you.

Also, thank you for sharing the idioms with me.

Jan
GDP

Suzanne said...

This is beautiful Dina. The words of the desert father and your grandson inside of the memorial are an incredible reflection.

Kay said...

Just beautiful, Dina. Dean is showing us a delightful way to pray.

VP said...

An original reflection and a very interesting caption, as always.

Louis la Vache said...

Wonderful, timely and needed reminder, Dina!

Rob and Mandy said...

Excellent reflections, in picture and in words

Neva said...

What a great post..

Ann said...

The multiple reflections are wonderful.

Daryl said...

"Louis" sent me and I am glad, its good advice .. made me also think of the expression .. man plans, God laughs ... so it is best to leave it to him/her because who likes being laughed at?

Jew Wishes said...

This is an amazing capture...so filled with mood and poignancy.