Friday, January 2, 2009

*Choose Christ..........January 2

"The bread you do not use is the bread of the hungry:
the garment hanging in your wardrobe
is the garment of him who is naked,
the shoes that you do not wear
are the shoes of one who is barefoot;
the money that you keep locked away
is the money of the poor;
the acts of charity that you do not perform
are so many injustices that you commit."

St. Basil
St. Basil (feast day January 2)

Artwork by Mary Hilger


Prayerflowers said...

Good Morning Precious Micki,
I pray your New Year was a blessed one!
I love this picture and the words on here...where did they come from? I heard them before in a different form...I think it is in Mark...but I wanted to share this with my prayer group, and thought I best find out first.
Thank you precious...(sending you an email)
Love you my angel friend,

Micki said...

Prayerflowers - Yes, this is a most powerful quote. Something for all of us to twist our conscience about. I got the quote from here:

Hope this helps.

Karinann said...

Thank you Micki for this beautiful card (IWill Choose Christ). The portait is quite intense. All of your cards are beautiful and are wonderful menditation aids. Thanks again and God Bless!

Irene said...

Micki, all of your cards are gorgeous -- how do you do it?

But the last four are exceptional even by the standards of your blog.

And the quote from St. Basil is one of my favorites. Would that everyone would live by it!

Micki said...

Irene - Thank you. I particularly favor the St. Basil quote myself. So much to apply to our lives right now.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

As I stare at these eyes I am moved to tears. It is one of those that just move you down to your very bones. All of your pictures are beautiful.

May you be blessed in 09!

Micki said...

Ally - Thank you for your very kind words. I know what you mean about those eyes. Thank you for visiting.