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Seeking Inner Light as Daylight Fades

sunbeams sunsetWe enter the season when the light begins to fade.

It is a season that for many of us brings about a sense of sadness and turning in.

For some, it’s as if  just as the light is fading, so too is life.
During such times it’s important to kindle the light within ourselves.

All the world’s religions speak of kindling this light and seeking wisdom.

Here are some readings to reflect upon in seeking light, insight, and wisdom.

Blessings and peace, Pastor Laurie

“O Lord, Lead me from the unreal to the real.
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality.
May there be peace, peace, and perfect peace”.

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28.

“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”

Tao Te Ching, 33, tr. S. Mitchell

Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
The beginning of wisdom is the most sincere desire for instruction,
and concern for instruction is love of her,
and love of her is the keeping of her laws,
and giving heed to her laws is assurance of immortality,
and immortality brings one near to God;
so the desire for wisdom leads to a kingdom.

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