Some years ago I took a retreat among the brothers at the Society of St. John the Evangelist that focused on icons.
Spiderman’s real name was Peter Parker, and the wit and brains were a part of Peter before he became Spiderman. That gave me hope. I was sort of a dorky, nerdy kid, and if a kid like Peter could become something great, then maybe I could, too.
Not long ago, as I waited to use the restroom at Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I became intensely aware of the sign on the door
I’m getting ready to make a space for prayer at home. Do you already have one?
Icons have become part of my faith journey over the years. They can speak to the children among us as well.
Collecting icons and creating an icon corner in my kitchen has helped me grow in my relationship with God.