“I am the light of the world.”

“Remember, light is not so much what you directly see as that by which you see everything else. This is why in John’s Gospel, Jesus Christ makes the almost boastful statement “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12). Jesus Christ is the amalgam of matter and spirit put together in one place, so we ourselves can put it together in all places, and enjoy things in their fullness. It can even enable us to see as God sees, if that is not expecting too much.” (1)

My false self boldly declares that it would like to know what the darkness is hiding from me and why? But my true self pushes back and says it wants to know why I am afraid to let the light of Christ in me shine more brightly to dispel the darkness? Then wants to know if I am afraid of what the light of Christ might reveal that is now hidden in the darkness?

(1) Rohr, Richard. The Universal Christ (p. 14). The Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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