6 And I will make it desolate; ... 7For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!
                                                                                    Isaiah 5:1-7
Vinea Electa
(The Song of the Vineyard)
DALI, Salvador
Isaiah 5:6. From the "Biblia Sacra", published in 1969 by Rizzoli of Rome, containing 105 lithographs from original gouaches.
Salvador Dali _ Die heilige Bibel (1964-1967)
The important thing today
is that we should be able to discern
from the fragment of our life
how the whole was arranged and planned,
and what material it consists of.
                                                            ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
                                                            ~ Japanese proverb
Rabbi Jamie sounding the Shofar at Vacation Bible School this week.
Thank you, Kiyo-san, for the following pictures!
Reina (14), Kei (12), and Junna (16) on their camping trip
in Northern Honshu
Junna, third from the left, dancing in the Sansa Festival.
Who do you suppose sponsored their dancing group?
Reina is holding the certificate that shows her team has qualified for the Nationals!
Go, Reina!!!
Rainbows apologize for angry skies.
                                                            ~ Sylvia A. Voirol

August 19, 2007    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Previous OPQs may be found at:      
49"I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! ... 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
                                                                                    Luke 12:49-56
Agnus Day, by James Wetzstein
Agnus Day appears with the permission of
Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Luke 12:49-56