A God Desperate to Be Loved: A Poetic - Artistic Spiritual Journey

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Art - 212 pages
Like John the Baptist, the author is "one crying out in the desert" of a transient world indifferent to its ultimate goal -- a world of rushing commuters, hypnotic gadgets, clamorous socials, political bickering, and spirit-deadening amusements -- a world where death pilots myriads down the fading stream of mortality, farther and farther from its true goal, the bright haven of peace where God-lovers laugh at death -- lying defeated on Calvary -- and forever raise gleaming goblets of Christ-love in the sun-smile of their loving Lord.
 

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Contents

CALL OF THE BELOVED
33
RAPTURE
137
EVENING APPROACHES
157
YART AND POETRY
186
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About the author (2012)

Fr. Ed Graves, a Catholic priest, shares his experiences of God, a passionate God desperate for our love; a God who took him for his intimate, who has guided him from his teenage years on a journey to mystical bethrothal, then impelled him to share his discoveries through art and poetry. A trained painter, Fr. Graves strives to convey the spiritual vision that, to the lover of God, the world, in every aspect, in every person, gleams with mystery - for every one is a precious brushstroke of God, the master painter. God reveals his love by creating us and the dazzling world for us -- and, ultimately, in one majestic display, by divesting himself of his majesty to clothe himself in our mortality, and, on a storm-rent hill of shame and rejection, attempt to rip our hearts free from the grip of pride and remake them like his own. To Fr. Graves, the world is steeped in mystery, charged with beauty, eternal in purpose. Only poetry and art -- the language of spirit, often complex, often obscure -- can convey this perception, for it eludes reason and the casual observer it and unveils its grace only to the quiet contemplative.

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