Light, More Light

From the first chapter of Genesis, in which light appears at God's command, to the description in Revelation of the New Jerusalem, which "had no need of the sun ... for the glory of God did lighten it" (Rev. 21:23), the Bible abounds in references to light as a symbol of spiritual understanding and inspiration. The deep significance of this spiritual understanding appears in the constant demand of mankind for light, more light. This demand has found expression humanly in better lighted cities and dwellings, but the fundamental need is always for spiritual enlightenment, spiritual understanding, for this alone can dispel the darkness of fear and lift burdens from the human heart.

It is interesting to note that the word "light" as a noun has the significance of "illumination" and as an adjective "lacking weight." The two definitions are brought very close together in Christian Science, for in proportion as the light of spiritual vision dispels the gloom and heaviness of mortal mind's thinking, there appear the buoyancy and joy of immortal Mind, unhampered by materiality. Likewise, to those who turn to Christian Science for release from human burdens there comes a blessed spiritual illumination. The common epithet "lighthearted" is no idle word.

Cultivate Spiritual Sense!
March 29, 1947

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