Making sense

Photography helps us to make sense of our world. In the act of composing a photograph we interpret and give sense to the scene in front of us. We choose what to include and what to exclude from our image. We compose in such a way as to draw the viewer’s attention into the image.

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A photograph can help us to bring order into chaos. It can help us to see a symmetry and beauty that we might otherwise pass by unaware. It can help us find beauty in unlikely places.

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A faith perspective also gives us a way to make sense of our experience and our world. Seeing God’s presence and purpose helps us define who we are and who we are called to be as individuals and as a society.

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Through our practice of the faith, we grow in living out the vision that Christ brings us, striving to bring our life more into union with that vision, striving to make that picture, that vision of God’s Reign more of a reality in our world by how we live our life each day.

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“He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” ( Matthew 13:31-32)

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2 thoughts on “Making sense

  1. Another great selection Fr. Ron. i concur with your sentiment that photography and other creative endeavors heighten our senses and make us aware of the beauty surrounding us in things symmetrical and asymmetrical. Thanks for your keen eye and observations. The shot of the stacks with the colorful binders reminds me of woven blanket patterns. The shot contrasting the benches (man made) against the natural beauty of the sun and the barren tree is also quite striking. Lynn

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    1. Lynn, Thanks for your comments. It’s amazing how life and art and spirituality all tie in together.

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