About the Gathering of Light…

Majestic Sunset

“Like you, we all gather regularly to hail our King… it is a congregation of the elements filled with awe, humility and submission… And we are blessed with Light to help us to determine right from wrong, and we are blessed with Peace to allow us to fulfil our duties happily, and we are blessed with His Presence and then nothing else matters! – Majestic Sunset off the western coast of Mauritius

Weekly Photo Challenge – Gathering

About the door of mercy…

Door of mercy

“The doorway of mercy exhorts you to look upwards… perhaps to the heavens in search of spiritual succour and benediction… however, it is incomplete without the need to look ‘sideways’ – all around you – in search of people to forgive and to be compassionate towards so that there is festive cheer all around!” – Door at La Cathédrale, Port Louis, Mauritius

(I have read that the cross not only symbolises the need for us to strive towards spiritual ascent to Heaven i.e. the vertical, but also the importance of virtuous dealings with our fellow physical beings i.e. the horizontal)

About the yearning for peace in the world…

peace at sunset

“It is said that if you ask for something sincerely from Him, then it is only a matter of time before it is bestowed upon you… Today, I ask for peace… peace in the world… just peace! Enough of the senseless turmoil… I beseech Him for peace… just peace… and I bow my head in this prayer…” – Peaceful scene at sunset off the coast of Flic en Flac, Mauritius

About submission to Truth

submitting white bell flower

“You see my beautiful, innocent and smiling face? It seems that I can look up into the world with pride. And yet… I am nothing without the sun, nothing without water, nothing without the soil… I am nothing physically without the elements, who all bear my burden! My own worth, though, comes from my ability to make you experience beauty, to make you feel good… Should you think about the similarities between yourself and me? – In the garden at Gold Coast, Flic en Flac, Mauritius