TRISH

“Mens sana in corpore sano.” means “a sound mind in a sound body.” This is it. What you are seeing in this picture is a physical demonstration of a sound and triumphant mind. The Spirit has subdued the flesh. The soul has conquered the body, carried it and turned it upside down. The acrobatic pose in the picture is as much a spiritual exercise as it is a physical one, in that the goal of every spiritual exercise is to subdue the flesh and all its weakness, carry it and turn it upside down. When you fast and pray for forty days and forty nights, that is what you are trying to achieve. As the lady you see in the picture, Trish, is standing on her head, her spirit is standing upright and strong on its feet in victorious jubilation, with hands raised up and head held high. Many adults were acrobatic in childhood. But with the telling of time and the turbulence of growing up, they lost it. Listen: any adult who can carry her body and turn it upside down has retained something from her childhood which neither the passing of time nor the wear and tear and cares of daily life can destroy; something which the noise of an angry mob and the howl of a hungry wolf cannot frighten; something Trish and timeless; something indefatigable and indestructible; something, which in its day of utmost strength, can lift the weight of any body, any doubt, and any fear; indeed, can lift any weight, any burden, any cross, and turn it upside down to the glory of God. “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” {3 John 1:2}