Christ Enthroned. The Book of Kells. Trinity College, Dublin. ca. 800 AD. The Book of Kells, also known as The Book of Columba, is an illuminated manuscript containing the Four Gospels [Matthew, Mark, Luke and John] in Latin. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and insular illustration. Insular art [insula/island] refers to both script and illustration and was a style unique to Britain and Ireland, originating out of Irish monasticism. The Incarnation Initial (Chi + Rho are the first two letters of the word Christ in Greek and in this interpretation create a form similar to a "P"). The Book of Kells. Trinity College, Dublin. ca. 800 AD. "Examine it carefully, and you will penetrate to the very shrine of art. You will make out intricacies so delicate and subtle, so concise and compact, so full of knots and links, with colors so fresh and vivid, that you might think all this was the work of an angel, not a man."
12th C. commentary on The Book of Kells.
A LIVING TAPESTRY
Imagine a tapestry.
It contains thousands, perhaps millions, of individual threads. When the threads are woven together, something larger forms and an overall design emerges.
Now imagine that tapestry woven out of living threads, each thread having the ability to change color and shape. And as each thread changes, the tapestry responds and transforms as well, allowing a different design to be revealed.
Your life is just like a single thread in a living tapestry.