No one lights a lamp to cover it with a bowl or to put it under a bed.
No, he puts it on a lamp-stand so that people may see the light.’
I’ve been thinking about the lamp, the cover, the lamp-stand and the light. There’s a lot there, light and dark, and the image of each of us as a potential light for the world.
Considering the image it is helpful to remember that a lamp does not provide its own power. Perhaps it is oil, kerosine or electricity that gives the energy, and without these fuels there would be no light.
Last night a friend on the North Shore (Auckland) spent his lockdown evening with his telescope and camera and captured this image of Saturn.
But remember that Saturn has no light of its own and is visible to us only because it is illuminated by the sun.
Rino sent me his pic today adding: