In Him was life, and that life was the light of men
In him was LIFE.
Another of the great words, the great themes of this Gospel.
LIFE for our lifelessness, our hopelessness, our inner deadness
. LIFE, the great antidote for the depression that is inevitable when we lose sight of the source of life.
And that life was the LIGHT of men.
Light, like God himself, is one of the simple, humble, unregarded, taken for granted things.
Light like God is many things
SAFETYAnd yet from earliest childhood we know that in it lies our safety. In cities, when there is street lighting, crime falls. When there is a city wide power failure, crime soars. At night, in the darkness, the world over, crime increases exponentially–murder, rape, muggings, burglaries. We knows these things from earliest childhood if we are female. There are few places in the world in which a woman can walk completely safely alone after dark. Certainly not Oxford, England.
And the power of light is stronger than the power of darkness. Not all the darkness in the world can extinguish a tiny candle, but a tiny candle can illuminate, however slightly, the most majestic hall.
Posted by Anita Mathias at 13:36