It seems brushing one’s teeth is not only for health and hygiene reasons, it is so much more.
Increase Brain Power
There are also some research about the effect of chocolates to brain power. Apparently the flavanols in cocoa can increase cognitive abilities, allowing for multitasking, i.e. ability to perform two or more tasks at a time.
Face of Turin’s Jesus
We have become used to seeing Jesus in the guise of English actor, Robert Powell, when he brilliantly play the role of Jesus of Nazareth.
But how does Jesus really look like?!!!
I saw a very fascinating documentary about 3-D imaging of face from the famous Shroud of Turin, which is garnering points for authenticity. How the shroud was created is still very much a mystery. Was it really the burial shroud that as the clothed the body of Jesus Christ, as He was interred at the Holy Sepulcher, after His crucifixion at Mount Calvary?
Jesus with a crown of thorns, photo by PH Morton
Good Friday: Crown of Thorns
According to Gospels, a woven crown of thorns was forcibly placed on Jesus head prior to his crucifixion. The crown was a weapon to torture Jesus as well as to mock him.
The above wooden sculpture was a display at the Victoria and Albert museum. It is carved from oak, made around ca. 1500-1520 by an unknown artist. This wooden sculpture is big so it is probably a standalone rather than an alter-piece.
Holy Week, photo by PH Morton
Holy Week: Good Friday
God is a pure no-thing
God is a pure no-thing
concealed in now and here:
the less you reach for him,
the more he will appear
~ Angelus Silesius
God is always been with us. We do not have to look for Him. He is infinity and beyond!
Just after Palm Sunday Service, iPhone photo by JMorton
Palm Sunday 2017
Today is Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week, where the crisis of the cross is imminent.
Let us take this Holy Week as a time to ruminate the lives we lead.
To start with, here is a wonderful food for thought:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
~ Martin Luther King Jr
Skyrider, photo by PH Morton
Draw Me After You!
Draw me after You!
We will run in the fragrance of Your perfumes,
O heavenly Spouse
I will run and not tire,
until You bring me into the wine-cellar,
until Your left hand is under my head
and Your right hand will embrace me happily
You will kiss me with the happiest
Kiss of your mouth.
~Saint Clare of Assisi
St Clare of Assisi is rather too familiar with God! 🙂
Christ of St John of the Cross
You Are Christ’s Hand
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which is to look out
Christ’s compassion to the world
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.
This is such a beautiful message from St Teresa. We are God’s representative on Earth. Unfortunately in my case, I might not be worthy, I being all too human. 🙁