NEVER FAILS. I stub my toes, bump my head, and step on sharp things when I try to maneuver through the darkness. The lack of light masks the dangers.
PARALLELS. Whatever concepts or data exist in the physical, I tend to think they have (often truer) counterparts in the spiritual realm that are worth examining. So what about spiritual dark and light?
“For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.” Ephesians 5:8, emphasis mine
CREEPY. Humans can be darkness, not just be in the dark. Sounds like a story title: “The Walking Darkness.” This brings to mind the movie staring Tom Hanks, “The Green Mile,” and the freaky, scary declaration made by the officer accompanying the death row inmate to the electric chair, “Dead man walking!”
Darkness (the context for the above verse is translated from the Greek) skotos: root word ska – meaning “to cover” (study tool):
STORY SYNOPSIS for “The Walking Darkness.” Genre: horror. Characters cause stumbling and blindness and promote ignorance and disobedience. They walk in opposition to rather than in alignment with the Light and become a cancerous walking dead. Result: a pandemic, gangrene of the soul. (Free storyline. Who wants to write it?)
“. . .Walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light]; for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.” — No gangrene there! Eph 5
Light vs Darkness
THE NATIONAL NEWS is currently proving the need for kindness—not airing judgmental opinions or derogatory comments. Kindness from a pure heart can cause a person to “rethink” their life. (Romans 2)
NOTHING about kindness entails mean and vengeful. On any level. At any time. Toward anyone.
NOT A MOVIE ROLE
It is a lifestyle!
Are you in?
Father in Heaven, I will, by Your grace, live as light in this world. May my kindness lifestyle draw people away from darkness.
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