Life is like walking in the darkness with our small flashlight. We can see only the area where its beam can point out.
Throughout our life, we’ve improved our flashlight. As we get a little bit more knowledgeable and wiser, perhaps the pointed area could be a little bit wider and brighter with a bit clearer, deeper understanding.
Even throughout human history, our flashlight has improved its power and functionality, hoping we could be wiser than the people in the past.
In one aspect, that is true. We have been able to overcome various superstitions and prejudices. There is a tremendous improvement in the areas of science and technology, and human rights.
With these achievements, are we now walking in the light? Has the darkness of the world has diminished? Not at all.
We still feel we are struggling with the darkness. We still think our small flashlights are not enough. Still, every moment of life is indeed an adventure from known to unknown overcoming the darkness in the world.
On the one hand, our flashlight will have to continuously improve its power and functionality. On the other, we also have to realize the fact that such flashlight is just a device, not the light itself.
What we need is not just improving our flashlight devices, but turning our eyes into the light itself, and even seeking to become this light.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.John: 1:1-5
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.Matthew 5:14-16
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