Reality, Love, Life

flare You can't get out of touch with God every moment that you live, for the simple reason that God is Life: not religious life, not church life but the whole life we now live in the flesh... God is Reality, Life, Love.

-George MacLeod, founder of the Iona Community


As we emerged from the Abbey Church after evening worship, we gasped at the mist that had descended over the island. St. John's Cross was sharp against the blur of the hills. We reached for our cameras, inadequate though we knew they would be. Each time I tried to take the photo, these flares of light appeared.

I'm sure there's a rational photographic explanation. But anyone who's been to Iona knows better.