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Seeing rather than looking…

This week I had the great pleasure of a quiet day to contemplate the last month of ministry and refocus for the month ahead. I read an excellent book called Spirituality and Photography. I was struck by two things. 


Firstly that we are to be catchers of the light – to bring attention to the divine light of God in the darkness of our world. 


Secondly we need to see rather than just look. Ritcher describes the difference as knowing what you are looking for but being more open to possiblies when you are seeing. The way the light falls in this leaf seems to be to be an allusion of the pain endured during the crucifixion to me – I was only able to see this when I was open to the possibilities. 


The photographer’s obsession with light is similar to my passion to bring light into the darkest places as a deacon…


…to bring hope to people in their darkest hours. 


That light might take a variety of forms…


…like taking time to fully see someone…


…or to be with them as the sun sets, reassuring them that it will rise again!

Be catchers of light this week!

Finding beauty

#682 #findingbeauty in our new #suburban surroundings…perhaps not as picturesque as Cuddesdon, but there was something lovely about this #sunset at the #naturereserve 

Sunset drive

#512 #sunsetdrive through #derbyshire – a reminder of #lightoftheworld #beautyincreation and the need to #taketimetobe Amen.

Sunset on the college term

#492 #sunset on another #michaelmasterm at #riponcollegecuddesdon Prayers for those working to meet deadlines, #safetravels and for #rest and #recuperation for all of my colleagues as we take space to process all that has happened over this last term. Amen. 

Weekend off!

#452 #restandrelax in a #beautifullocation. #welcome #sunset 

Privilege?

#448 Lovely #sunsets at Cuddesdon remind me of how privileged I am to be able to afford the time to bask in the beauty of #God and #creation. #grateful 

Look forward to a new day dawning

#360 #holiday #timeforrefreahment #restoration #beautifulsunset

Sunset

#284 #sunset on the Holy Hill after a busy #openday at Ripon College Cuddesdon…a reminder of the absolute #blessing it is to live and study here.

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