The Obstruction of Light


Shadow is the obstruction of light.
Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective,
because without them
opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined;
that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves
will be ill-understood
unless they are shown against a background
of a different tone from themselves.

~Leonardo da Vinci


Called By Advent–Calling

Leonardo Da Vinci's Hand of John the Baptist

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD ; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:3

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion.

C.S. Lewis in The Silver Chair

We think of our “calling” as an almost mystical sense of what we are meant to do or become. God calls us by name and dwells with us and among us. It is an irresistible invitation to share with others. So we are called to calling.

Our voices cry out in loneliness, in fear, in gratitude, in joy.

We have heard His voice and become His echo on earth.

Since no man is excluded from calling upon God the gate of salvation is open to all. There is nothing else to hinder us from entering, but our own unbelief.

John Calvin