Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Jesus is light. Agreed?
Light is generally perceived as white although there are many colors of light.
I often pray that I could be transparent so that God can be seen through me. I don't want my ego or some form of false humility to get in the way. (Of course, these thoughts only win out in my 'purest' moments which are rare).
Sin and the fact that I am not whole - smudges my glass over with the fingerprints of self. The light shining through me will never shine through the murkiness of me perfectly.
I am only part of God's image just as you are. Only through the totality of the Body can the Church can even come close to the full spectrum of light that is Christ. So perhaps we can imagine our unique talents and gifts as angles in the prism - we are here to spread certain colors of light so that when we unite with the body and are perfected in Christ - the Church becomes a beacon shining on the hill.