Light as a spiritual concept appears in the religious writings of most belief systems. In poetry, prose, legend and myth, it is a metaphor and a way-post for the journey towards hope; in the Bible, it is described as being there at the very beginning of creation and as an essential part of the being of Jesus.
Neither our physical nor spiritual selves can survive long without light. We speak of, and seek to live by, the ‘inward light’ – what George Fox called ‘that of God’ within us. Jesus lays upon us a noble responsibility. We have been given something which, though unique to each one of us, is not for private use.
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