mystery and majesty

“There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.”
Alexander Pope

“As Emmanuel, Cardinal Suhard says, “To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

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(foxgloves, Glendalough National Park, County Wicklow, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

If it is small…is it any less majestic?
If it is tiny and hidden from common sight…is it any less a mystery?

Simplicity…
demure…
intricate…
and seemingly…
uncomplicated

Yet amazingly beautiful

An afterthought?
A random act?
A happenstance?

Did it surprise you?
Did it make you stop?
Did it make you smile,
think,
feel…?

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

1 Chronicles 29:11

11 comments on “mystery and majesty

  1. SwittersB says:

    Very nice! Love Foxglove

  2. atimetoshare says:

    Beautiful.

  3. Lisa says:

    Every day your posts are a confirmation for me. 🙂

  4. ColorStorm says:

    Yay. I hope you are collecting these jewels……………….in paper………..

  5. Nicodemas says:

    Wonderful words! I especially love the quote by L’Engle

  6. Love love love this one. 🙂 ❤

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