Updated: Mar 25, 2020
I always considered myself to be a relatively self-aware person. In fact, sometimes self-awareness can be painful. However, I always seem to be learning something new about myself and my relationships, both in general and specifically. I think that’s really the fundamental point of life - relationship. We are called to be like God in that we are called to be trinitarian in our relationships and eucharistic in our love. At the same time, though, we must always remember that these are mysteries. The great Catholic mystic Padre Pio once said “I am a mystery even to myself.”
I snapped this photo a few years ago outside of the Church of St. Peter in downtown Chicago. Art is the highest way God has given us of expressing the inexpressible and describing the indescribable mystery that is the human person. Where else is this at once trinitarian and eucharistic calling of ours more clearly and starkly illustrated than the cross?
Let it be our prayer this week that we may, through our interactions with our world in both image and sound, come to see ourselves and all people as expressions of God’s infinite love of and desire for relationship with us.