“Hark! a herald voice is calling through the shadows of the night. Cast away the dreams of darkness, Christ descends with heavenly light.” (from a hymn for Lauds on December 17).
This life that we directly experience and live through our five material senses can seem to be all that there is. But the reality is that we see only dimly in this fallen world. It is as if we live in the shadows of the real world. The real world is so much more than we see. It is deeper, richer, higher, with a fullness and perfection that we can only see in Our Lord through His Sacraments.
We have such a wonderful God. He made us out of His infinite goodness with love and for love. Although we turned from Him and continue at times do so, He remains with us. Seek His light that shines upon us… pushing back the darkness from the shadows. Seek the light, embrace the light. Receive the fullness of the Lord and all that He has revealed and commanded.