Let There Be Light

Let there be Light…

At the beginning of the book of Genesis in the Hebrew Scriptures the poetic author offers us a beautiful and inspirational glimpse of the world we live in. “God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3) The Sacred Mystery, which we sometimes refer to as “God”, spoke the world into being. And then, just a few verses later, the author goes on to offer us an understanding of who we are as human beings. “Then the Holy One formed the Human One from the dust of the ground, and breathed into the Human One the breath of life, and the Human One became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7) The same breath which calls the world into being brings us into being and continues to animate us and give us life. We have within us the power to speak reality into existence. We can call forth love, or we can call forth hate. We can call forth harmony, or we can call forth discord. We can call forth community, or we can call forth separation. Most of the time we have no idea how powerful we are. We walk around thinking we are small and powerless and insignificant. But that is simply not true, unless, of course, we believe that it is true. But when we can catch even a hint of a glimpse of who we really are then the world can be transformed. The very stuff of creation fills our lungs and empowers our living. There is power in our words, and we get to choose how we will use that power. I invite you to be bold and daring and extravagant as you speak an amazing new world into existence.

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