Tuesday, March 05, 2013

In the darkness?

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” ( John 1.5) 
For me, the darkness is at least as much my unknowing as it is any externally imagined source of evil. Unknowing can be turning away from knowing, closing one’s eyes to the light; or it can be simply the incapacity, the sheer tininess of the human mind before the isness of God.

The light, however, shines with uninterrupted love and presence. Christ is not limited, and his mercy does not depend on our receptiveness, or even on our repentance - much as it may lead in the end to that.

The light isn’t anything we may see by the light, and to dwell on what it shows us is plainly to miss the point. “Mind the light” - that is our job. At the last, that may be all that does matter...


  1. Thank you for this today.

  2. Beautiful post, Mike. Thank you.

  3. Perhaps the trouble with the dark is the freezing fear that it brings. If we have light we must 'mind' it

  4. This is also such a good reminder: "his mercy does not depend on our receptiveness, or even on our repentance."

    Very much enjoying reading your regular posts.

  5. Thanks you, all of you. Very good to hear from you!