NEC TAMEN CONSUMEBATUR
“The bush burns, but is not consumed”
The College logo is an allusion to the experience of Moses when he ascended “the mountain of God”, Mount Horeb and found himself in the presence of the Divine. Exodus 3:2 in the Old Testament reads thus: “And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.”
When Moses approached to investigate this phenomenon “God called unto him out of the midst of the bush” and said: “Draw not hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.”
God manifested himself to Moses in the form of a dazzling light that made the bush burn without scorching it. This is symbolic of the power of Divine Light which is the Ultimate Truth, the source of all knowledge and wisdom. This knowledge does not destroy or corrode; rather it enlightens the mind, irradiates one’s entire being, sublimates the soul, illuminates one’s life, changing it forever. Moses’ life was radically altered by his encounter with this light. So can ours be when we approach the burning bush.
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