Friday, April 8, 2022


Here we are:  Spring, 2022.   

I admit it:  here in Oregon, northern hemisphere, 43 degrees latitude, it's been like living in darkness for the past several months.

(For those living south of the equator: you had the longest days of the year during Oregon's time of darkness. You're lucky.)  

Now it's "our" turn up here for more light in lands north of the equator.  The level of darkness at 8 p.m. in Western Oregon today was about equal to 4 p.m. four months ago!  The spring lighting system makes it a lot more fun to be alive than the fall light nosedive, heading toward the end of the calendar year.  

Light--rising over a mountain. . .
in Willamette Valley Western Oregon, U.S.A.

 The growing light has a spiritual dimension.  We're looking at Easter rising very soon.  For Christians, Easter is a celebration of life over death.  Faiths around the world have their own celebrations of greater light:  solar light, moral light, spiritual light.   New life, new light.

Here's a sampling from Hebrew scripture: Isaiah 60:1:  "Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you."

That's what Easter is about.  Sensing the light, living the light, celebrating the light.  Oh, and how about actually living in the light.  Even sharing the light with your family, your neighbor.  Yes, all of that too.



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