NO DARKNESS HERE

Once upon a time a Cave lived under the ground, as caves have the habit of doing. It had spent its lifetime in darkness.

One day it heard a voice calling to it, “Come up into the light; come and see the sunshine.”

But the cave retorted, “I don’t know what you mean. There isn’t anything but darkness.” Finally the Cave was convinced to venture forth. He was amazed to see light everywhere and not a speck of darkness anywhere. He felt oddly warm and happy.

Turnabout was fair play and so, looking up to the Sun, the Cave said, “Come with me and see the darkness.”

The Sun asked, “What is darkness?”

The Cave replied, “Come and see!”

One day the Sun accepted the invitation. As it entered the Cave it said, “Now show me your darkness.”

But there was no darkness!

Source | Quiet Moment With God for Teens
(Honor Books, 2003) page 154

PONDER AND CONSIDER

  • But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day. | Proverbs 4:18
  • Light is above us, and colour around us; but if we have not light and colour in our eyes, we shall not perceive them outside us. | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Many people are afraid of the dark. Strangely, some are afraid of the light. Where do you stand? … what is your preference?  Dark? Light? What can you do to befriend both and see how one needs the other?

 

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Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit from Malta, an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

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