I love the symbol of light representing Christ, the true Light of the world. Often, I think of light as good and dark only as bad, but it is not all bad.
The other day I was talking with a friend about some hard times that she has gone through. At first she talked about the unfortunate things that happened and how dark things seemed during that time. But as we were talking, we were able to see good that came out of the pain: appreciation for her blessings, greater unity in her family, more compassion for others, and other joys. It really is true that there must be opposites for us to appreciate and properly see the beauty that exists. Somehow the darkness can help us see the light if we choose to have the right attitude and focus our sight on what is important. Because the dark comes, we can see amazing sunsets and sunrises.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” Og Mandino
“One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.”