The Light Within Us

James R. Neal


John 1: 1-4, NRSV: “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 into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.”

God calls us to see not the darkness in others, or in ourselves, but rather the light, the truth of the Word from which all of us are made.

The truth is that the same union of God and Word that became incarnate in Jesus, also was the generative power that made you. And, it made them too. Think of the “them” you least associate with God. Who do you least associate with you? They also were made in God, and none of us were made with…

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