look: lent in pictures day 2

spider plant in a jar

look

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How will I see you today? What will you look like? Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light. And you too? Have you turned into a pillar of light, transfigured here before us? Is this what you do for us, dazzle us with flashes of the world to come, if only we will look? After this I looked and behold! there in heaven a door stood open. See! I am making all things new. See! I am coming soon! Dare I look? My eyes may be burned by the flame of fire that is your gaze.

On a day like this one, snow-swaddled and gauzy grey, that gaze is softened, muted, buffered by pillowing snow. Oh, you are merciful. Your gaze would ruin us with its power and glory. Winter is a mercy.

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This post is part of a Lent Photo-a-Day series, connected to Rethink Church. The rest are here.

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