Thursday, March 27, 2014
ONLY LIGHT CAN PUSH AWAY THE DARKNESS
I woke up to the darkness in my room. Didn't get out of bed quite yet. Just lay there being quiet and still but with eyes opened. Not that I could see anything but it just stayed open. Going back to sleep was out of the question because I definitely was awake.
Instinctively without conscious effort my head turned towards the window. It stayed in that position as if waiting for something. After a few seconds a faint fuzzy light glimmered through the curtains. With eyes and attention now riveted to it I watched with bated breath what would happen next. Steadily as the clock ticked away the minutes the light steadily grew, widened, became bigger and stronger. As it did the darkness which just a few minutes ago hugged the room now steadily too transformed from blackness to gray and from gray definitively to greater light until finally faded away... disappeared.
Daylight. Good morning, world.
Only light can push away the darkness.
That works too in our ordinary mundane lives. The light of good occurring in our day and in people i.e. kindness, compassion, sympathy, tolerance, understanding, responsibility, accountability, justice and fairness, respect, honesty, diligence, enlightenment, courage, trust, hope, belief, faith, positivity... all these and more can push away the bad dark evil of bias and prejudice, ignorance, poverty of mind heart and soul, doubt and fear, meanness, anger and hate, selfish greed, racism, dictatorship, bullying and whatever else creates misery and suffering to an individual, groups, communities, and to the bigger world we all share.
Whether the process be swift or as slow as a rising dawn it doesn't matter. In its destined or ordained time or timing the light of good will prevail. Good always prevails over evil. Good people always win.
Light can always push away the darkness... and this light should always shine brightly. That is by God's design as you can read in.........
Luke 11:33 ----- New International Version
"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light."
If I may add to that.... and be blessed by it. No matter who you are --- regardless of race, color or creed, rich or poor, young or old --- Shine with your light. Keep shining. Let's you and me and everybody be the light in the world and ..... make God smile!
May the blessings of the Lenten season bring peace, joy, and love upon you and your loved ones. God bless you.