Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Buried Treasure: Dancing with God as a Partner

"I the Lord your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way
you should GO."
Isaiah 48:17

Our life is like a DANCE with God.
Do we follow where He leads,
or do we want to go our own way?
I think life would be more beautiful
if we followed our partner!!

This is Saint Lucy.
She was martyred for following God!
So many legends have grown about her 
that it is difficult to tell what is true and what isn't!
Her mother wanted her to marry a suitor
but Lucy wanted to remain a virgin for the Lord.

When she gave away her dowry,
the slighted suitor reported her to the authorities.
When they came to get her,
Lucy was sooo heavy, 
they could not bring her anywhere!

The strange part of her story is about her eyes
(which is why she's holding a pair of eyes.)
One story says she gouged them out herself
to give to her suitor so he would 
not think her beautiful anymore.
The other story (equally implausible!) is that
the authorities took them out  with a fork
when they could not move or carry her!

Whatever the truth is,
Saint Lucy danced with the Holy Spirit
and lived in bravery and fortitude
at a time when it was terribly difficult
to be a Christian!

This is a repost from December last year
his annual treasure hunt.
Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose #7,
Christine who enjoys sketching
and a good laugh! 


  1. Love this idea of not just following Jesus, but dancing with the Holy Spirit. Just last year I was introduced to the term perichorisis which describes the relationship, the dance between the persons of the Trinity. And we, as we follow Jesus, are invited into the dance!

  2. Beautiful artwork Patsy!

  3. you minister to me every week, Patsy. thank you.

  4. wow, what soulful art. what encouraging words.
    glad i popped in from imperfect prose tonight.


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