The powerful light of Christ


So long as a room is in darkness, says Bishop Theophan the Recluse, one does not notice the dirt.

But when you bring a powerful light into the room, you can see every speck of dust there is.

So it is with the soul.

When the light of Christ shines on us and reveals our sins we need to repent immediately and let Jesus erase those sins. Otherwise, we will go through life fearing the light and running from it because it lays bare the darkness and the evil within us.

A French infidel once said to Pascal,

“If I had your principles, I would be a better man.”

Pascal said, “Begin with being a better man, and you will soon have my principles.”

Say YES to the light!

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Jessica is an employment specialist for marginalized youth in Toronto, Canada. She enjoys teaching, traveling and observing - especially the relationship between mind and heart. Jessica also has a passion for outdoor walks, dancing, and all things offbeat and authentic. You can contact her at

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