This is what I hope for all of us in the New Year 2017:
[153.] Blithe Hermit
Acrylic on Canvas, 2003
From such ‘emptiness,’
SACRIFICE, PRAYER AND A WHITE LIGHT MEDITATION
Our Sacrifice must be such that it pierces the dimensions of being and brings forth life from a barren womb, or otherwise impossible goodness from barren lives of celibacy, for example. THIS IS THE HEART OF SACRED SCRIPTURE.
"Rorate Coeli de super, et nubes pluant justum." "Ye heavens, drop down dew from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One." And : "Aperiatur terra et germinet Salvatorum” and "Let the earth open and bud forth the Savior."
Short of that, at least we can be kind to one another.
Rather than praying 'for' somebody or something, which is a primitive form of prayer, an attempt to get something, often donations- its hardly 'friendship with God' but could classify as a kind of religious magic. Rather, let's pray 'with' one another in communion with the Divine Spirit- together in the 'divine milieu.' Then the One who knows our needs before we ask will provide what we need without a lot of melodramatic posturing. (Sincere prayers of need will always be heard...)