Silhouette of leaves,
Framed against the sky.
Their darkness speak ever so clearly,
Here is His Glory,
Here is His Light.
“… that you may announce the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
1 Peter 2:9
Beneath our bright veneer of normalcy, respectability and even elegance,
A leper yet cowers in the shadows.
For like these linen white leaves which cannot produce food,
We too have often lost our humanity by failing to identify with the poor and unfortunate.
Who can heal us?
And a leper came to Jesus, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”
And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
~ Mark 1:40-42
Is Faith truly opposed to Reason as some say?
For as the leaves of this plant are aligned against each other with little overlap in order to capture the most of the available sunlight,
Faith and Reason come together from seemingly opposed ends to enlighten our minds and hearts.
While Reason is the foundation upon which Faith is built,
Faith yields the context within which Reason evolves beyond mere logic and finally acquires real meaning.
“I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe.”
~ St Augustine of Hippo