Hidden by the light

When I was a schoolboy and had little contact with the Church, I used to be fascinated by a line from a hymn we used to sing to sing at the school assembly that said: ‘All laud we would render, Oh help us to see; ‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.’ Way back then it was clear to my young mind that whatever problems I may have in seeing God in life are not because there is no God but rather are due to the fact that I am like someone emerging from a dark room into the brilliant light of the sun, and it’s the very brilliance of light that causes me not to be able to see it. On the other hand, as the old Maori proverb says: ‘If you turn your face to the sun, all the shadows will fall behind you;’ which sounds very similar to what Jesus meant when he said: ‘Seek and you will find.’

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