by Sr Nunother
Today I discovered four fantastical creatures I’ll never meet in real time. In form and substance unattainable, they present ideals of possibility and hope. Structured from mosaic tesserae and blended into the paradise garden floor surrounding our altar, they stand guard: the griffin, symbol and protector of the divine; the unicorn, metaphor for purity and grace; the phoenix, emblem of resurrection, whose self-immolation brings forth new life; and a fiery dragon, strong, majestic, and wise. I love them because I can’t explain them. I can’t explain them because they embody God’s creative mystery — just out of reach, just out of sight and waiting to be explored.