Light and Darkness

Light and Darkness

“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings…and through death, he might destroy him who had the power of death.” Hebrews 2:10-15

    No light exists that could not cast a shadow. Light is all there. It is everywhere, shines through everything. We can not convey the natural elements of light.

    One’s mind races after holding someone’s hand who dies from the coronavirus; The smells surrounding you in the hospital room; everyone clothed in masks and gowns as if you are in another world; the pain you have seen. The numbness you feel.  And yet the light still exists in the midst of your own sadness and fear. You come home numb.

    Silence comes as you sit at your desk. The strange dichotomy of light and darkness circles in your mind, but the mind cannot grab a hold of it. Despite the best efforts all that occurs is nothing. Around you is your warm bed, the gloomy lights of the room, the ceiling, the walls, plants, smells of the body, and the silence dominates.

    The mind is silent, the fear of death goes away as you see the Captain of your salvation standing before you, “made perfect in his sufferings.” People will hate you, people will die, we will die, but the Captain removes all fear and moving through the late darkness of the early morning everything feels very still and peaceful, and all is well. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

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Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164

http://www.temenos.org

415-305-2124

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