Last year I created a mandala in response to what seemed to me the inhumanity and lack of compassion emerging from the newly elected American administration.
This year I find myself struggling against despair. I don’t understand how we’ve gotten so muddled. What happened to “Neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female”? “Let justice roll like a river”? or “Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly”?
Here again is that mandala, in hope that the incomprehensibly deep love we celebrate at this season may fill all our hearts, and open our eyes to the wideness of the mercy encompassing the whole of Creation.
For those of you who are curious about such things, the basic pattern is taken from the south rose window of Notre Dame, with hundreds of layers of digital images underneath and overlapped.
An image with higher resolution is available is available @ http://clfrancisco.com.
May this season when the light returns be one of joy and hope for us all.