Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Following on from the last Blog about Anthony the Great and and the Desert, and noting that now the dominant religion there is now Islam, I was reminded of the remarkable section (24:35) of  the Qur`an, where the many indications of the presence and actions of God are, if one can discern them, collectively like the light in a leading lamp, to which everyone can be drawn:

    God is the light of the heavens and the earth.
    The parable of His light is, as it were, that of niche containing
    a lamp; the lamp is enclosed in glass, the glass shining like a
    radiant star; a lamp lit from a blessed tree - an olive tree that is
    neither of the east nor of the west - of which the oil is so bright
    that it would almost give light of itself, without being ignited:

    light upon light!

In honor of this, I've installed a beautifully rounded  glass, containing a blue light, in the disused fire-place of our living room.


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