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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Light of Life

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.” (John 8:12 NIV).

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. (Isaiah 9:2 NLT).

We can speculate on a graphic representation of the "light of life" that Jesus provides.  Is it a soft, gentle, essentially static light?  Or does the light radiate with the amorphous dynamism of irrepressible energy exploding from would-be material entrapment.  Yesterday my blog was "The Domestication of Christ."  The conclusion drawn in the blog is that Jesus is never tamable, never amenable to our desires to safely domesticate him turning him eventually into a stuffed, button-eyed Teddy Bear.  He is dynamically alive and beyond the reach of our meticulous ideological fences, intellectual fabrications, and saccharin sentimentality.  He is fully aware of how we can dilute his most straightforward communications--even those readily comprehensible in their simplicity. The truth of the matter is that humanity can corrupt any concept with our relentless drive for the false security and fiction of "rectitude" rather than honoring dynamic matrices underlying the reliable realism of tone.