You may have noticed a recent change in the logo for St. Augustine’s.
We have always had the cross. And we have always had the flame.
The circle itself represents our entire being: body, mind, and soul.
The opening to the left represents God’s coming to us in the power and person of the Spirit — to touch us and to change us.
The opening to the right is the opening into the world – where we go with changed hearts and minds to bring the healing love of Christ to bear in tangible ways — to make a difference in God’s Kingdom.
The flame represents the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
This week, as I was updating some of the graphics, I had moved the flame out of its normal place and parked it in the middle of the Photoshop screen on which I was working. I then clicked on a hidden layer, which revealed our cross. And…the flame was in the center of the cross!
I immediately knew that God was at work! In almost three years of looking at these symbols, I had never thought to put them together like this.
And what does it say to us? We seek the Holy Spirit and want Him to be active in our lives at St. Augustine’s. This symbolism of the flame in the center of the cross represents our desire to follow Him, to open our hearts for him to use us for God’s Kingdom work.
Design serendipity or God’s hand at work? What do you think?