The beam of a bright flashlight hits our face in the middle of the night. The glare of a rising or setting sun makes it hard for us to see the road in front of us. A solar eclipse threatens to make it last— blinded by the light.
Yet could the greater danger be to be blinded by the right? Could the costly moral glasses that turn our world black and white—to bring out the best in us— be waking up the worst?
Virtue begs for rules. Yet who can make a rule for how to know and practice patience, courage, freedom, civility, self-sacrifice, mercy, peace, hope, faith, joy, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control, or love—even for ourselves let alone for one another?
Could that be why the Light of the world (John 8:12) left us his Spirit—and not just his words?
Note: Photos are of Jerusalem Mount Scopus “Tree of Life” sculpture of a dagger carrying strong man who appears to be bearing the world of humanity struggling to reach up to the law of Moses. See here for link to picture: https://tinyurl.com/zc845x8