Happy Easter season! I did some tidying up and so there is a clear space on my desk. I even fixed the shelves on top, just in time for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.
Here is a mixed media piece I did recently...
and some typography practice on a little mini pad I sometimes bring along.
For Word Art Wednesday, my prayer journal illustration for Easter proclaims, "He is risen!"
The Easter message of Pope Francis echoes this same joyful truth...
"The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( 28:5-6).
This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.
That is why we tell everyone:In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a : it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast… : Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.
With this joyful certainty in our hearts, today we turn to you, risen Lord!
Help us to seek you and to find you, to realize that we have a Father and are not orphans; that we can love and adore you."