Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. — St. John, iv, 35-36.
This brilliantly executed carpet page is from the Book of Kells (folio 33 recto). The Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais) (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. (58), sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book written in Latin, containing the four canonical Gospels together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks ca. […]
I was struck by these verses during lectio divina last night. I could not help but read this in the context of Our Lord’s Passion.  What shall I do unto thee, O Jacob? thou, Juda, wouldest not obey me: I will turn me to other nations, and unto those will I give my name, […]