Willem de Kooning
Door to the River
Christ indeed from death is risen.
Sometimes I need abstract art to express an experience.
This painting by de Kooning expresses for me the empty tomb.
I went to early Mass today. I got up early and prayed before dawn. I recalled my first experience of the Resurrected Christ - it came to me suddenly again this morning. It changed everything in my life back then.
I needed that reminder this morning.
Mass was packed, and my recollection was undisturbed. Even amidst the cacophony after Mass, my thanksgiving was undisturbed. An older man suddenly grabbed me, his arm around me, his face close to mine, and when I opened my eyes he said, "Good luck!" I think he meant God bless you. He hugged me really tight and I thanked him. Awhile later I heard someone ask someone "Are you OK?"
They couldn't have been asking me, because I know my Redeemer lives.
A blessed, happy Easter to all!