The LOYALTY of this BELOVED Apostle of Jesus got him into boiling oil. Left unharmed, the Romans banished him to the Island of Patmos. Here Saint John the Evangelist ponders his apocalyptic visions of the Second Coming of Jesus….Could these REVELATIONS be coming soon? Look Beyond.
St John Altarpiece (right wing) 1474-79 Oil on oak panel, 176 x 78,9 cm Memlingmuseum, Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges
As knowledge of the physiological influence of music on the brain, emotions and culture is being revealed, I am just wondering what is going to become of me “when the music’s over”…”turn out the lights”? Or, will they be TURNED ON?
For someone like me who can experience “Time Blindness” there is consolation in the hope of Heaven, where there is no time!
So, when I miss (there are so many!) or forget the date and times of certain beautiful, and extraordinary celebrations, like yesterday’s Feast of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel announced to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would miraculously conceive a son and call him Jesus (Luke 1 26~32), I could recall the words of a Priest/Friend, who more than once said to me, “Don’t worry, you have Eternity!”. Then and again, I will be glad for Mary’s “Let it be.” and rejoice in the thought of that being the beginning time of Jesus’ earthly existence!