Christ be my light

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                              Jesus said, "The Human One must undergo great suffering,          and be rejected and be killed, and on the third day be raised."          Then he said to them all, "If any want to become my followers,          let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”          ...Now about eight days after these sayings          Jesus went up on the mountain to pray.          And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed,          and his clothes became dazzling white.          Moses and Elijah were talking to him of his exodus,          which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.          ...A cloud overshadowed them, and from it came a voice that said,          "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"                   —from Luke 9.22-35

Christ, the Crucified One,          be my light.

The radiance of your gentleness          light my way.

The light of your self-giving          show me my path.

Your nonviolence be my way          through the sea of this world's terror.

Your tender love be the law          you give me on the mountain.

Your healing touch be the prophetic Word          you blaze in me.

The light of your compassion          guide my way in doing justice.

Your dying and rising          show me the way.

Your radiant presence          be the light by which I see.

Your gentle mercy          be my path.

Christ, the Loving One,          be my light.


__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light

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