As we creep towards a new year, with no real idea what is around the corner, I just want to sincerely wish everyone a year filled with light, and — from that light — a measure of peace. In the Office we pray “in your light, we see light…” and yet we are never blinded by Christ’s light, even when it transfigures ( and as Peter, James and John might tell us, transfiguration can be scary).
“Of his fullness, we all have a share…” So I wish everyone a year of that. Even if what we glimpse within the gleamings, and take for instruction, is difficult (and whether the difficulty is the shared kind or the deeply personal) let us walk by the light, in the light, until we lose our worst selves — let it burn away like so much dross — in order that some of His light might be seen in us. I really do hope and pray for peace, for all of us, in all ways.
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.
Merry Christmas. Happy New Year.