Wednesday, March 25, 2009

every corner of the heart

Each year as spring arrives and the days get longer I am struck by an awareness of the effects of the abscence of daylight. The extra minutes are like balm...Today's leaflet revels in the light.

"THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (Scripture Readings)

"IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. . . .
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness hnoweth not whither he goeth.
While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John I,vili, xii

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (Tilden's Meditation)

LIGHT of Life! Here is a life that has Light for all! Everybody knows this Light. It is warmer than any other; it shines; it finds its way like a sunbeam into every corner of the heart. There are flashes of light that blaze into the soul, at times, like the lightning, flooding the whole heavens at once from zenith to horizon, and that startle us by what they show of our capacity and our destiny. This Light of Life is charged with God's creative energy. It constructs character after its own likeness. It shines on barren fields, and they blossom into fruitfulness. It sends its rays into frozen hearts, and they melt into loving deeds. The structure of the sun may be told by analyzing the rays of light which it sends forth; so the light of a pure life shows the structure of the character which radiates it. This Light, Jesus says, they shall have who follow him. How follow ? Listen for the voice. Obey its high behests. Whoso so walks will walk in his light who is The Light of Life."
May we all bask in the light! Blessings

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