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?