Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home." Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.""

-Luke 9: 57-62

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: 'Now have salvation and power come, and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them.'"

-The Book of Revelation 12: 10-12ab

Monday, September 28, 2009

"And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side, and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great." John answered, "Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us." But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you.""

-Luke 9: 46-50

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have killed the righteous man; he does not resist you."

-James 5: 1-6

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"And all were astonished at the majesty of God. But while they were all marveling at everything he did, he said to his disciples, "Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men." But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying."

Friday, September 25, 2009

"Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" They said in reply, "John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, 'One of the ancient prophets has arisen.'" Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter said in reply, "The Messiah of God." He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. He said, "The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised."

Luke 9: 18-22

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, 'John has been raised from the dead'; some were saying, 'Elijah has appeared'; still others, 'One of the ancient prophets has arisen.' But Herod said, 'John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?' And he kept trying to see him. "

-Luke 9: 7-9

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"He summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, 'Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.' Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere."

-Luke 9: 1-6

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."

Luke 8: 19-21

Monday, September 21, 2009

"As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" But when he heard this, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have come not to call the righteous but sinners.""

-Matthew 9: 9-13

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to be the first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all." Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, "Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me."

-Mark 9: 35-37

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable. "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew , it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold." After saying this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear."

-Luke 8: 4-8

"Return every day to the garden of your soul to root out any brambles that might choke the seed, the teaching you were given, and to till the soil. I mean, every day strip your heart clean."

- St Catherine of Siena

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Instead pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you were called when you made the noble confession in the presence of man witnesses."

-Timothy 6: 11-12

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"A certain Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. She then wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment."

-Luke 7: 36-38

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Jesus said to the crowds: "To what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children who sit in the market place and call to one another,

'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.' For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said, 'He is possessed by a demon. The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is vindicated by all her children."

-Luke 7: 31-35

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our Lady of Sorrows

"Behold your mother."
-John 19:27

Monday, September 14, 2009

"So Moses prayed for the people, and the Lord said to Moses, 'Make a saraph and mount it on a pole, and if any who have been bitten look at it, they will live.' Moses accordingly made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole, and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.'

-The Book of Numbers 21: 7-9

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, 'Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.'"

-Mark 8: 34-35

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"And Mary said, 'Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.'"

-Luke 1: 38

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Jesus told his disciples a parable: 'Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?'"

-Luke 6: 39

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hey all, after discussing it with a couple of people, I have decided to set up a small 'shop front' at the website CafePress. I'm going to try to offer these daily images (along with some past work) as prints, posters and other things. The site address is: Feel free to take a look and let me know what you think of it. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet so this may just be temporary. Thanks.

"Jesus said to his disciples: 'To you who hear what I say, love your enemies do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back."

-Luke 6:27-30

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they live together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.'"

- Matthew 1: 18-21

Monday, September 7, 2009

"On a certain sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him. But he realized their intentions and said to the man with the withered hand, 'Come up and stand before us.' and he rose and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, 'I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than destroy it?' Looking around at them all, he then said to him, 'Stretch out your hand.' He did so and his hand was restored. But they became enraged and discussed together what they might do to Jesus."

-Luke 6: 6-11

Sunday, September 6, 2009

"They brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him 'Ephphatha,' that is; 'Be opened.' And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly."

-Mark 7: 32-35

Saturday, September 5, 2009

"While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. Some Pharisees said, 'Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?' Jesus said to them in reply, 'Have you not read what David did when he and those who were with him were hungry? How he went into the house of God, took bread of offering, which only the priests could lawfully eat, ate of it, and shared it with his companions?' Then he said to them, 'The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.'

-Luke 6: 1-5

Friday, September 4, 2009

"He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross."

-Colossians 1: 17-20

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"When they had done this, they had caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they cam and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter said it, he fell down at Jesus knees, saying, 'Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!'

-Luke 5:6-8

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each of them and cured them."

- Luke 4: 40

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 'Let us alone! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.' But Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be silent, and come out of him!' When the demon had thrown him down before them, he came out of him without having done him any harm. They were all amazed and kept saying to one another, 'What kind of utterance is this? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and out they come!"
-Luke 4: 33-37