sunflower

Become All Flame

This radiant sunflower reminded me of a story from the Desert Fathers:

 “Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said to him, “Abba, as far as I can I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate.  I live in peace and as far as I can, I purify my thoughts.  What else can I do?”  Then the old man stood up and stretched his hands towards heaven.  His fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him, “If you will, you can become all flame.””

—from The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, which I found at www.coptic.net

I made this into a card which you can find at my Etsy shop.




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