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 4.

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 #4 “Enlightened”, and Reflection #4 “The Enlightened”.


The Enlightened

He is the resurrected, the enlightened,

The wisdom of God.

Risen into new life, renewing everything into newness.

A new earth and heaven.

The whole creation is enkindled with the fire from His heart,

The fetters of darkness and death have broken.

Everything in unison sings the glory of God.

We are renewed and fully alive in Him

in unity with  whole of creation.

we too become  the enlightened and bear the wisdom of God.

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation”.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me”.