Thursday, August 06, 2009

Light from Light

I've said before that Christians should perhaps take a solemn feast devoted to Christ as in some sense their own, to struggle to carry it through to all the other days of the year. Most people, no doubt, would find it in Christmas or Easter; but mine is today, the Great Feast of the Holy Transfiguration.


Walk as children of the Light,
for the fruit of the Light
consists in all goodness and justice and truth,
and find out what pleases the Lord.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,
but rather expose them,
for it is shameful even to mention
what the disobedient do in secret.
But all things that are exposed by the Light become manifest,
for Light is what makes manifest.
This is why it is said:
"Wake, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will give you light."
Be very careful, then, how you live,
not as the unwise but as the wise,
making the most of every opportunity,
for the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish,
but understand what the Lord's will is.

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