The Light Shows Best in Darkness

A Spider Lily blooming on my street

Good Morning, God!

Several days ago I was taking photos of a spider lily blossom.  The bright blue marina was the background and it just didn’t work. But when I saw the delicate white petals against the dark green foliage — Aaah! 

Put the lightest light against the darkest dark — and that will be the center of attention. I remember Mrs. Artega, my wonderful art teacher in my teen years, saying that.

I suppose that’s true in other areas of life, God. Nothing so captures our heart and admiration as a person persevering against adversity. The Light of Human Resistance against the Dark of Difficulties — that shines brightly indeed.

Man's Search for Meaning

I am reading Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words and the author, Kevin Hall, has referred several times to Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning. I remember reading Frankl’s book, God. What I remember most was his noting that we humans have a Will for Meaning. He said that  if that quest for meaning fails or is frustrated, then we often turn toward a Will for Power or a Will for Pleasure.

Hmmm. Men who have a Will for Power and then link it to a “Meaningful Cause” fall into an interesting subcategory — and have the capacity to be particularly dangerous for the rest of us.

But back to Viktor Frankl.  May there be more like him, God. I had always wondered why such a smart man didn’t flee while he could. Kevin Hall, the author of Aspire, has talked with Frankl’s family. Viktor had a visa, but his father didn’t. So Viktor stayed. He was able to be with his father in the concentration camp — holding him as he died.

Meaning and Love are inextricably bound together.

Story teller,

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