Born of Light

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

 – Rabindranath Tagore

Days are lengthening, and even amid the cloudy days of winter we sense that light is returning.  Our liturgical calendar plants us for a few more days in the season of Epiphany – a time of revelation that a Savior had been born in Bethlehem and signaled to the world by the light of a star.  With Ash Wednesday next week we enter the reflective time of Lent, during which we are asked to shine a light inside of ourselves, examining those parts of our thoughts and actions that keep us from fulfilling God’s promise for us.

American composer Morten Lauridsen, in his large-scale work Lux aeterna, includes this gentle evocation of Light from light, true God from true God

O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi

O born light of light, Jesus, redeemer of the world.


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