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