C. Bosseron Chambers – “Christ at Five”

Friday, January 11, 2013

Luke 2:41-52

When I was a child, a work of art hung in my room by C. Bosseron Chambers entitled, “Christ at Five.” It depicts the boy Jesus seated on a little stool, playing with scraps of wood from Joseph’s shop. Two pieces fall together forming a cross. Jesus pauses in his play…gazes upward with a look of wonder with a touch of worry…hands quietly resting on his lap…the little cross at his feet—anticipation.

Gather your childhood into your lap. What do you recall then that was an anticipation, a glimpse, of what your future life would become? Is there something back then that was lost in the temple of your heart that you need to find again? Look heavenward to your Father who holds your future in his hands. Go to the inner temple where Christ teaches your soul, as he did in the Temple.

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This is Epiphany Week, Year C.
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Fridays in Year C are dedicated to the Gospel of St. Luke.

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