Dear Light Group,
The Book of John holds many of the keys to understanding the life of the Divine. It begins with this: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” What is being presented to us is the Word or the Truth and Wisdom of the Divine.
Alluding to John himself, the Book states, “The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light but was sent to bear witness to that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth veery man that cometh into the world.”
So the Christ is the Light. It lights every person, and it is every person. The problem has been that we don’t recognize that Light or that we recognize it only irregularly: “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
Later in the Book of John, Jesus gives us one of the keys to recognizing the Light: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Being “born again” is widely used today to mean that one has renounced one’s sinful ways and has made a formal commitment to be a good Christian. But maybe there’s another way to interpret this: we must be born again into the Christ principle. And maybe this is not a one-shot deal. Instead of getting dunked in water or making some other outward sign of being born again, maybe what’s involved is multiple occasions in life where we refocus on the Divine.
The life of the Spirit can have its ups and downs. We have a high. hen we have a low. There can be long stretches where we feel we’re in a desert: it’s dry, we’re parched, we’re lost, we can’t find the way out.
We can feel down and out, but then something gives us hope. We may remember the words of Jesus from the Book of John, “Ye now therefore have sorrow, but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” Something has brought us back to the Light. Once again we recognize the Christ Light within us.
That Light never left us. As Jesus says in the Book of John, “I am with you always.”
Let us give thanks for this Light that is with us always: “Thank you, God, for Thy Light, with us at all times and in all places. Thank you, God, for Thy Light, that always leads us back to Thee and Thy Goodness. Thank you, God, for Thy Light shining within us. Thank you, God, for the knowing that, in Thy Light, there is the unity of all life, that we are all One with Thee.”
Love and Light,