Into the light

         This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world,
         and people loved darkness rather than light
         because their deeds were evil.
         For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light,
         so that their deeds may not be exposed.
         But those who do what is true come to the light
         so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.

               —John 3.19-21


Beloved,
you whose love is pure light,
the beauty at the heart of all things,
the truth of What Is that gives being to all:
bring me into your light, that all I do may be in you.

So much in me hides in the night,
urges and feelings, fears, memories and desires
move in the dark, whisper in shadows.
Be light in my depths, be the full moon in my night,
the rising sun among my secrets.
Let your light come into me.

I sit in empty silence, your early dawn rising in me.
Your love illumines my inward darkness.
Secret thoughts are brought to light,
the shadows emerge and speak,
my wakened mind befriends the night creatures.

Permeate me with your light. Let shadows fall
only where you keep them. Open my eyes
to what you would have me see of my inner darkness.
O light, may I live in you, and all my deeds
be done in you.
 

   —March 6, 2018