Walking In The Light
So often, the way we see and understand our
world is tainted by our own misconceptions
and prejudices. Our hearts and our
with one another are burdened with
caused by this misunderstanding. To
in truth is to let go of these misconceptions
and to learn to accept ourselves and
another as we truly are. To see our
circumstances in this same light is
onto the cross in the light of truth.
"The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your
eye is healthy, your whole body will be full
of light; but if your eye is unhealthy, your
whole body will be full of darkness. If then
the light in you is darkness, how great is
the darkness!" (Matthew 6.22-23)
The heart is cloaked in twisted truths
Of deception and self-defense;
Self-knowledge penetrates and sleuths
The thick layers of false pretense.
The cloak distorts what is perceived;
It sullies what is seen and heard.
The heart is darkened and deceived
It leaves the soul dank and disturbed.
The heart that's exposed to the light
Will see itself in its true state;
It may turn humble and contrite,
Or choose to shirk all and berate.
The contrite heart is cleansed and
The shroud of sin is slipped away.
The gentle rays of truth revealed
A heart reborn by light of day.
A clean conscience yields a clear sight;
The Lord is the truth and the light.
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am
the light of the world. Whoever follows Me
will never walk in darkness but will have
the light of life.'" (John 8.12)
Lord, may the Holy Spirit of truth
the depths of my heart and expose all
the light, that I may truly see again
follow You, the light of my life. Amen.
(c) Paul Buis, 2009