Darkness and light

Eternal Father, through your Word
you gave new life to Adam's race,
And call us now to live in light,
new creatures by your saving grace.
-Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal (quoted on Universalis)
 
Today is the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman. I have come to appreciate him lately because of Audrey Assad's rendition of his “Lead, Kindly Light.” The play of darkness and light in the hymn reminds me that although I, too, live often in darkness, even my darkness is as light to God.
 
So as I make my way through shadows, I am encouraged. May it always be the Light of God that leads me.
 
Bl John Henry Newman, pray for us.
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