Lighting the Way
Without the darkness, we can’t really appreciate the light.
— David Archuleta
Now, in the light of experience, there is no question but that
anything that touches the sympathetic nature of man has
within it the power to build up or destroy the physical body
— “The Science of Mind,” page 238
The musical “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz opened
off-Broadway in 1971. Schwartz’s goal was to bring Bible
quotes to life through improvised scenes in a joyous way
for modern audiences. One of many songs that became a hit is
“You Are the Light of the World,” taken from John 8:12: “When
Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, I am the light of the
world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will
have the light of life.”
We speak of light a lot in our teaching. We recognize the light
in all beings and we are encouraged to “let our lights shine.”
While it’s often easy for many of us to see the light in others,
it’s not always easy to see it in ourselves.
“If your light’s under a bushel, it’s lost something kind of
crucial,” the “Godspell” lyric states. What causes you to dim
your own light? Is it certain circumstances or people?
Is it your old story? Take some time today to explore your
personal dimmer switch and what you can do to ensure that it is
set on high, as God intended.
My light is big, bright, bold and beautiful.
Daily Guide February 1st, 2018 – Science Of Mind Magazine