Cultivating Sacred Space: Week 4 “Seeing the Light”

This week’s theme on my Cultivating Sacred Space Lenten series is “Seeing the Light.” The lectionary passages that were read this morning invited us to see the light in new and inspiring ways.  A story from the Old Testament begins with Samuel grieving over Saul; surely, the darkness that can accompany grief and loss is something many of us know all too well on our spiritual journey.
Then, we read the familiar words of Psalm 23, so often used to comfort: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4). We begin to realize that we are not alone, and the flicker of the light of God’s presence begins to ignite.
As if in response, the Epistle reading urges us, “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:14). And finally, in the Gospel lesson it is Jesus…the Light of the World…who brings sight to the sightless, who comes to heal not only in a literal, physical miracle as the story is told, but also so that we can see the world anew.
Perhaps, this Lenten season, we may seeing what it is in our own lives that has been kept in darkness.
This week, my own intention will be to reflect on the ways in which seeing the light…in my case, the small points of light, continues to create opportunities for growth along the journey.
May divine light shine on the path we travel together through this Lenten season.
Click on the image below for the interactive image with daily practices for “Seeing the Light” this week:

seeing the light

About harasprice

Professor of Social Work and Priest in The Episcopal Church, parent, teacher, learner, writer, advocate, and grateful traveller along this journey through life
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