The Stone. I wanted to see how short a story I could write, that had a beginning, a middle, and an end. I'm still not sure what it means --- which I suppose was another reason for writing it. A true story.
Meditating on The Passion. . This is by James of Milan (Circa 1300). It is Chapter 14 of his Stimulus Amoris as it appears in The Earliest Franciscans from the Paulist Press, translated by Kathryn Krug.