The Son is the image of the invisible God.
In him (Jesus) we see what God is like; in him we see what each person is meant to be.
But Jesus Christ does not only change our idea of what God is and what we might become: he also changes our idea of what love is...Love is quite often a kind of dying.
Michael Mayne, A year lost and found
A sense for direction
What's our destination? What we are to be like? How, through fog and cloud, might we get there? One beacon, one recurring pulse, gives a sense for the direction to take, faithfully readjusting our flight path time and time again, often through surprising and challenging turns.