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Crayon and pencil by Sr. Grace Remington, OCSO
Copyright 2005, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

O Eve!
My mother, my daughter, life-giving Eve, Do not be ashamed, do not grieve.
The former things have passed away, Our God has brought us to a New Day.
See, I am with Child, Through whom all will be reconciled.
O Eve! My sister, my friend, We will rejoice together Forever
Life without end.— Sr. Columba Guare copyright© 2005 Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey

Most likely you are reading this by yourself. I invite you to take five minutes. Slow down and let the pieces fall. This will be difficult because slowing down often means loosing distractions from pain.

Take a risk and let those challenges rise to the surface for a moment. Then, look at the painting again. The Gospel has reconciled Loss and Hope. The serpent’s head is crushed. Personally I feel a millennium of pain. I also feel a longing for renewal and a reticence to trust.

If you not familiar with the biblical story I apologize for a very confusing post. Please email me and I’ll explain.

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