Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The Essential Importance of Light, Life and Love

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Each morning as I wake before sunrise
my heart's desire is to serve.
The Lord is asking this of me
so I ponder...

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Today I found the following on the web:

“Light is the primary essence which governs and allows for all life on this planet. If we received no light from the sun, the earth’s temperature would substantially drop in a very short period of time and all life on this planet would quickly become extinct. The light from the sun supports all life forms by heating the planet and making it habitable, but also empowers nature to support all of its life forms.”

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God is love. Not only has love its source and fountain in Him, but the very essence of His own life is love. As in chap. i. 5, it is said that God is light, so here it is said that He is love; and this is a fitting expression, as in a sense equivalent to the former one, because the light-life is animated by the principle of love.

SOURCE: Commentary on the New Testament: James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude
Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer

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The International Year of Light 2015 was an extraordinary opportunity to talk about how important light is in our everyday lives.  From its technological and manufacturing impacts to applications in healthcare, from its use in astronomy to molecular biology, and from poor lighting to light pollution, light is much more than just the switch of a bulb. The light that humans can detect with our eyes (known as “visible light”) is a tiny fraction of all light that exists. Light comes in many forms and spans from radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and finally to gamma rays. 

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,

Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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