Category Archives: Reflections

Blake’s Tyger


Blake’s Tyger is a mystery that continues to challenge me. It is often said that The Tyger is the counterpart of The Lamb. The Lamb wanders freely. The Tyger is encased in questions. The Tyger is fire, burning bright, eyes of fire, even … Continue reading

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Alice’s Dilemma


There is a delightful little dialogue between Alice and the Caterpillar in The Wonderland that I return to often as a source inquiry and enjoyment.  The Caterpillar wants to know who Alice is.  She replies, “I – I hardly know, Sir, … Continue reading

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Amnesia


In his poem La Luna (The Moon), Borges has a poetic vision, “The essential thing is what we always miss.”  This calls for reflection. If we are to penetrate this vision it will be necessary to uncover what the essential … Continue reading

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The Emerging New Church


In chapter 21 of the Apocalypse John sees the new heaven and the new earth, for the old has passed away. Along with this comes the new Jerusalem, the bride of Christ. John is presenting the heavenly city as the … Continue reading

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Satan Bound


The Apocalypse gives us a stunning vision in chapter 20 of the struggle in which the church was engaged. Already there is an indication at the end of chapter 19 of what is going on. As the liturgical action continues, … Continue reading

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Songs of Triumph


In chapter 19 John presents the inauguration of the victory of Christ and gives an insight into the final judgment over the counter-Christ, and at the same time shows that the false prophet who incited the dissidents in the congregations … Continue reading

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Song of Lament, Song of Triumph


Chapter 18 presents the ligurgical drama from the point of view of judgment over Babylon, Rome, the idolatrous woman. The drama begins with an angel who has authority to pronounce judgment, one whose splendor made the earth bright. It is … Continue reading

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