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By Educate Magis
Jul 23rd, 2022

Fr. Roy M. Thottam, SJ, Jesuit in Kerala Province, in India, shares another set of 12 of his beautiful paintings and reflections. In this new series he focuses in the topic of  ‘Caring of Our Common Home’. Here is the final painting and reflection of this series.

We hope you enjoy and use these extraordinary and unique paintings as part of your school’s programs on ‘Caring for Our Common Home’, with other educators and with your students in your classrooms.

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 Our Common Home.

12 Reflections on Paintings for Our Common Home – Painting #12 “Contemplation to Obtain Love”, and Reflection #12 “Contemplation to Obtain Love”.


Contemplation to Obtain Love

God’s loving dynamic presence is there in all directions of the universe.

The Divine is at work in everything, bringing forth newness,

The elements in unison and in diversity, dance to the tune of divine music.

The celestial bodies, the air, the water and the earth move and exist in the Divine love.

The cosmos is within me, the river, the sun, moon, the stars, the earth…

The divine love shines on everything,

Nothing is apart from me and I am in harmony with all.

God is labouring in the whole of universe and in me.

The world is enveloped with the loving gaze of God.