Brian today encourages us to look at the colours around us, in the sky, on the ground – an infinite range of colours, with subtle shifts and tonal changes. It’s so easy to look at our spiritual journey in black and white terms (I’m thinking what did I do/not do, have I developed or not?), but the reality of our lives is more subtle and nuanced, as these colours demonstrate, as the light reflects from white to black …
As we wait in the ‘now and not yet’, we are in a rich place – artistically, spiritually, practically, and with space to explore, without necessarily knowing what the full picture is. We are challenged to sit and watch a scene, and see how the colours subtly change, and recognise that within ourselves.
P.S. I properly looked at the full moon last night = fabulous!
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.