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Fr. Roy M. Thottam, SJ, Jesuit in Kerala Province, in India, shares 12 of his beautiful paintings and reflections, with teachers in our global community, as a set of resources for Faith Formation. We will be posting them as a series of articles every Friday! Here is painting and reflection number 10.

To read an introduction shared by Fr. Roy on his work, and also see the paintings and reflections that have been shared so far, please follow this link 12 Reflections on Paintings for Faith Formation

We hope you enjoy using these extraordinary and unique resources in your Faith Formation programs with other educators and / or with your students in your classrooms.

12 Reflections on Paintings for Faith Formation – Painting #10 “Thirsting for sight”, and Reflection #10 “Healing  the blindness”.

Healing  the blindness

My soul fall into darkness,

I am in blindness with preoccupations, prejudices,

temperaments and aberrations,

I fall into the prison of my inner darkness.

I am far away from the sight of the Divine grace.

I could see only what I like to see.

False doctrines, ideologies, illusions, wealth and authority,

Shut me away from the beautiful garden of diverse blessings.

I long for in-sight,

Let me open my heart to the loving gaze of the Divine,

that I may be able to see  God  in everything

and see everything in God.

To see beyond what is seen.