Weekend 601.0

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. — Colossians 3:1-4

(1) A scan from The Art of Cuphead:

(2) Fruit by John Betjeman:

Now with the threat growing still greater within me,
The Church dead that was hopelessly over-restored,
The fruit picked from these yellowing Worcestershire orchards
What is left to me, Lord?

To wait until next year’s bloom at the end of the garden
Foams to the Malvern Hills, like an inland sea,
And to know that its fruit, dropping in autumn stillness,
May have outlived me.

(3) A quote from The Power of Silence by Robert Cardinal Sarah:

The monastic tradition calls “Great Silence” the nocturnal atmosphere of peace that is supposed to reign in the communal areas, as well as in each cell, generally from Compline until Prime, so that each one can be alone with God. But each person ought to create and build for himself an interior cloister, “a wall and a bulwark”, a private desert, so as to meet God there in solitude and silence.

(4) The Unrealized Art of Dick Kelsey – PART II

Through Pinocchio’s episodic and random adventures, Dick Kelsey effectively instilled specific sequences with inspiring, and at times deliciously dark, vibrancy. Scenes taking place on Pleasure Island for instance, can be downright terrifying, evoking feelings of doom buried just below a superficially thin guise of cotton candy jollity.

(5) A scan from The Art of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away

(6) A quote from C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium by Peter Kreeft:

“As a Christian, he [Lewis] would remind us of what modern Christians have forgotten for the first time in Christian history: that we are strangers and aliens in this world, spies in enemy territory. Perhaps we can do nothing to save our country, our civilization, or even our planet; but even if this is so, we must remember that “this world is not my home, I’m just a-passing through”, that our true country is Heaven, and that the Church, Christ’s own mystical body, is Heaven’s impregnable and indestructible outpost on earth. Let us remember our only absolute patria and not misplace our primary patriotism. We are guaranteed survival, success, and salvation as the Church, but not as Americans, as Westerners, or as this world.”

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