Light of Life

Just before his death Mark Twain wrote: “A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle; they squabble and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. Release comes at last – the only un-poisoned gift earth ever had for them and they vanish from a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.” Similarly, one of the fathers of modern psychology, Karl Jung, died convinced that the central neurosis of our time is emptiness. That’s why, in a world suffering from a sense of meaninglessness, the words of Jesus have never been more appealing; “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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