Our Great God,
It is only in You that we find light in darkness. No mere human can answer this need. So often, we are distracted by fame, cleverness, and attractiveness. Some person seems to answer our need to be affirmed, exalted or soothed. We turn from Your true light, which also shows up the defects of character we wish to keep hidden. We bask for a while in the glow of renown, and look for false teaching simply because it agrees with what we would like to be. But that false light is no more than a corpse candle, and if we open our eyes all the way, we can see the corruption of following someone who leads us back into the world, into death.
Father, we should flee that! We must turn back to the brightness of Our Lord and Savior, the Dayspring, the true dawn, the light…
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