Depicted in three stained glass windows above the tabernacle in our church are the hand of God coming down from heaven, a lamb with blood pouring into a chalice and a dove. Recently, I noticed color reflecting through the hand of God window and getting brighter as the sun came up during 7:00 AM Mass. Changing from dark to light, the window clearly illuminated God’s calling to me. I probably should have paid closer attention to Father’s homily, but I was drawn into the light.
“Write about this.”
I knew God was drawing me more deeply into this depiction of God the Father. It brought me to a quote by C.S. Lewis in The Four Loves,
“It is easy to acknowledge but most impossible to realize for long that we are mirrors whose brightness, if we are bright, is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”
Later in the week during the day 6 reflection of the Magnify 90 Retreat, I quickly learned what God spoke to me through the light.
“To live humbly is to be so open to His Will that everyday of life is an adventure of saying yes to love, yes to simplicity, and yes to courageous vulnerability. The relational aspect of humility provides opportunities to be the loved and the lover. If we all care for others as God cares for us, no one wants for anything and joy abounds all the much more.”
Again, “Write about this.”
Humility. The sacrificial love just like the lamb depicted with the chalice.
The relational aspect of humility makes us mirrors to reflect our brightness ‘to be the loved and the lover. ’Jesus, the sacrificial lamb, teaches us how to be loved by opening ourselves to whatever God has in plan for us and to walk in this light- to be the lover. When we walk in God’s brightness, we are bright.
“If we all care for others as God cares for us, no one wants for anything and joy abounds all the more.”
The depiction of the dove. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we are called to care for others the way God cares for us and strive for joy to abound all the more.
In that one short moment, through the literal rays of the sun, the hand of God told me He is the creator and I am a reflection of His creation.