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A Meditative Look at Michelangelo's Pieta`

"The Lord speaks in diverse ways: his deeds are words, as in the creation account we read, "He spoke and so it came to be."  He speaks in the splendors of the universe and through all within it.  He teaches in human language, and especially in the words of his incarnate Word...But in all these manners the Lord is communicating through the beautiful, the true, and the good....Thus God addresses us constantly through a snowflake, a tulip, a Mozart concerto, the Pieta`."  Thomas Dubay, The Evidential Power of Beauty In his book, Shaped by the Cross , Meditations on the sufferings of Jesus, Ken Gire quotes Charles Rich saying about the sculpture by Michelangelo, "There is so much in the Pieta` that if you lived a thousand years and wrote a thousand books you can never express it.  In other word, there is a divine quality in it.  It must have been inspired, because how could a boy, twenty-four years old, create a work like that?  You can't imagine how.  

Next Meeting--Intro. to Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month, Diane Brown will lead an introduction to Poetry.  We will discuss what is poetry and the tie to our human expression.  There will an exercise to write and attempt your own.  Bring ideas or your own poems to share.  The meeting will be at 6:30 pm at Glen Ellyn Evangelical Church at the corner of Hawthorne and Kenilworth in Glen Ellyn, IL.  All are welcome. JUNE 17TH, 2014 After this meeting, it was decided to meet on June 17th, at Diane's House, 414 South Lorraine Rd. in Wheaton for a Poetry Reading.  Drinks will be provided.  6:30 p.m.  All are welcome.  Come just to listen even if you do not have any of your own work.