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The flickering flame

To many of us, light is a mystery – scientists tell us that it is both waves and particles.  Whilst I follow the theory, I admit to the mystery, especially when we start the annual power- cut season, and the mystery deepens.

We learn from the opening passage in Genesis that God’s first act after the initial creation was to create light.  Throughout the Bible, the metaphor of light is used again and again.   In the profound meditation of the introduction to the gospel of St John, we think of God as light and Christ himself tells us, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12).  We are even told by St Paul (Ephesians 5) that we are light and should live as children of light. (more…)