Father David even had pink socks on today or is that rose. That was the color for today’s Mass. I found a tie that had some pink, rose actually, so I was in the zone.
The reading today was John 9 1-41 and father David read this story of Jesus bringing sight to a poor beggar. And of course there is a twist, there is always a twist with this Jesus guy. He not only brings the man physical sight but also spiritual sight while he is at it.
Father David went on in his homily talking about a video he saw on FaceBook. It was of a young man’s first seeing of color using a new type of eyeglass that brings color to the color blind. The video of him is his first encounter with color, sounds amazing. I suppose if we were tricky enough we could look that up.
How often do we take seeing for granted or the seeing of color. What a gift really. And we can see how many different nuances of color? A hundred thousand or what? Everytime I hear something about that the number grows. Is that all possible? What a gift. And we have that massive capability so we can tell the red Tupperware container from the blue Tupperware in the frig? Let’s see which one has the leftover spaghetti?
Our new long awaited full color church directory just came out. We all went in at one point or another to get photographed for it by the team of professionals that came out to the Island. And there were pictures of various church groups and of the facility and our new icon. It all looks very spiffy or even zappy maybe. I brought it home and My Rebecca took one look at it and declared it psychedelic. Wow, OK, who would want their church directory any less than that, tell me?
Lately I am big on thinking about the pathway of getting closer to God through the contemplation and appreciation of beauty. Beside goodness and truthfulness there is beauty, right? Just a review. Think of this massive capability that we have and why is it there?
Ah, OK. Time for lunch and the rest of the day. My thoughts are with the pilgrims at the APOC gathering in Atlanta. And my prayers, our prayers, are with Sister Joyce as she recovers from hip surgery here in Seattle. Thanks so much for being here today, colorful loves, Felipe.