The Gospel liberates the inner light of love; and love can hold paradox.
I am moved by the mystery of how light is both particle and wave, depending on the questions you ask of light. I don’t pretend to understand what that means. Somehow I trust that Love has the power to hold that mystery.
“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide with wonder, your body fills up with light.” ~Matthew 6:22 (The Message)
“… And the light shone in the darkness and / Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled / About the centre of the silent Word…” T.S. Eliot goes on to ask, “Where shall the Word be found, where shall the Word resound? Not here, there is not enough silence.”
“I have wrestled with the angel and I am stained with light and I have no shame.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
Your word is a light for my path.
Come, Indwelling Light
Love revealed in ripples pulsed
Your lifelines of grace
“Dar a luz” is a Spanish phrase meaning to give birth, literally to give light.
Because my desk has a side view of the sunrise, mornings give witness to the births of daylight. At the very moment I was originally posting this journal image on Instagram, it was morning and the sun, with impeccable timing, screamed Day to birth.
Some seeds are buried at great depths, waiting for the touch of light. @silentlabyrinth
“This is the greatness, the goodness, the wonder, the impossibility of the Gospel, that it asks of all of us something we – alone, apart, separate – cannot do! Only by living in love, in communion… do we find, every once in a while, a love flowing through us and toward us and from us that is bigger than our own.” ~Richard Rohr
I’m feeling a little off-rhythm with blogging. Not sure what that means… perhaps something new is coming?
If you’d like a look at how the Advent images came about, here’s a link to a video that I shared on my Facebook wall – https://www.facebook.com/vonda.drees/posts/10154234582762965