20 Contemplations #20: Enlighten

Arise, shine, for your light has come… (Isaiah 60:1a) Then the Glory opens up, and the exposition begins…after the sheaves of night, the spirals of anxiety, here the triumph of love and the tears of joy – all the passion of our arms around the Invisible!… (Olivier Messiaen) Do you see a star unlike theContinue reading “20 Contemplations #20: Enlighten”

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

For most people, Christmas is now over. The supermarkets are already stocking hot cross buns. But in the traditional church calendar, today is the last day of the season of Christmas – a season lasting twelve days, as we remember in the old song. Why remember Christmas for twelve days instead of one? If nothingContinue reading “On the Twelfth Day of Christmas”

Too Much Light 5: Prepare Your Knees

The climb – up hills, up bridges, up avenues – may smart on feeble knees,      yet walk. This is not a path for driving. There are no lanes free and your mind will not process the path from inside a car. Static and traffic-bound, you will not see the guiding star and will notContinue reading “Too Much Light 5: Prepare Your Knees”