In the midst of incredibly frustrating chaos today, I stopped to read a chapter of The Third Jesus by Deepak Chopra. It’s funny how God YELLS in your face sometimes, even when it’s from the pen of a existential-spirituality guru. I am completely overwhelmed by Ch. 2, I am the Light. Dr. Chopra speaks about the example of Jesus in being the antithesis of darkness.
This is ironic because I love the hymn, I want to walk as a child of the light. (#490 in the Hymnal 1982) This hymn’s chorus deeply reflects the same idea as the chapter:
In Him there is no darkness at all.
The light and the day are both alike.
The lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.
It is so easy to allow the darkness to invade the light. It is paralyzing. When the darkness takes a hold, it feels as though the light cannot break through. But through Him, who is the light, the darkness does not exist. He came so that we might be free from the dark.
Grace: from Ch. 2 of The Third Jesus
“Grace replaces evil with love. You cannot do this when you feel afraid, angry, or victimized. However, as you are working through negativity, keep in mind that what lies on the other side is a gift. Evil doesn’t leave a void behind when it goes,… it leaves behind a space to be filled with God.”
I wish so very much for this light to break through so I have room for God.