River of Life as typically set up as a ritual station.
Ouch! guides a reflection on rejection.
The River of Life prayer station doubles as a ritual piece used to embody prayer based on John 7:37-38:
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If anyone thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.’ “. Photo by Gordon Howell
Burnt Offerings: a metaphor in rock and fabric that is part of a reflection on integrity, and living an integrated life. Photo: Jim Robertson
The Brokenness Rock
The hands that have made this worrk are to remain unknown.
No person or organisation may claim its ownership or to be its author.
This piece is to be circulated from place to place
Where those whom life has disappointed may see it,
In expectant hope that it will speak to them of the love of God
That is to be found in brokenness
Saris are selected to thematically match the devotional imagery each station depicts. Foreground: Juxtapose ( when we see the risen Christ, we shall see him with his scars) is placed on a sari with royal overtones; Milky Way (middle - our trust in the Creator of the universe is upon a star field, and Burnt Offerings (integrity) upon an altar of fire.
Burnt Offerings 2006.
Scourged. A station considering Christ's courage in enduring the scourging and facing the crucifixion. Photo by Gordon Howell
THE BLESSINGS OF BROKENNESS
We like a stone in a raging river
May be buffeted and tossed among boulders
Roiled in mud
Exposed to lightening, thunder, frost and heat.
When we are completely broken comes the washing
In crystal water, the blood of Jesus.
Then we are free and the beauty of God’s work in us can begin.