Sunday, July 29, 2018


After I John 1:5-2:2

The two paths present a choice,
not a choice of high road
and low road, not the kind
of journey to the same place,
not a road taken or not taken,
but a choice more stark,
more obvious: a path of light
or a path of darkness.
We can’t choice darkness
believing our own light
is sufficient, for our own light
will be overcome (easily);
the darkness is too deep,
too thick, too overwhelming
to be overcome by our own light.
A different light is required, needed,
demanded to see clearly,
to understand deeply, to know
with certainty. The choice is
a double one: to choose the path
of light and to choose the light
ordained. The path is a single one:
not many paths, or even two,
but only one,
one to choose
and one to reject.

Photograph by Andrew Neel via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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