4/2/13

After Easter: reflecting on the Light of Christ...

Photo:  Middle-Fork

Nothing on my personal calendar of calamities can override the approach, the arrival, the afterglow of Easter.

Nothing in my life can diminish the light of the Risen Christ.

And yet I might find myself lost in the deep folds of a forest where the light of Easter seems distant: out there, over there, up there, shining on others but not on me...

There can be times when seeing the light in the distance might be more painful than seeing no light at all: why is it shining there, on others - but not here, on me?

The image in the photo above might be helpful for those who find themselves in the shadows, in the light of these Paschal days...
The light is shining over and through these woods even where the long shadows leave dark traces on the ground. See how the light moves and plays in and among the shadows...

See how the beams of light stretch forth from source and power unseen, searching out those lost in the dark...

See how the light has greened the forest's carpet even in the dark places...

See how the trees block the light and at the same time shield from what might be too bright for a first glance...

See how even branches blocking the light yet show the path the light spills before us: a path that leads from darkness behind to the light that goes ahead through shadowed fears...

And see how, within arm's reach, dawn's light pierces through leaves with a warmth to take away the chill of night...
No... nothing on my own calendar of calamities can override the approach, the arrival, the afterglow of Easter...

Nothing in my life can diminish the light of the Risen Christ...

For Christ is the Light no darkness can extinguish...





   
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this picture and
beautiful words that accompany it!