My mother was a very intelligent, hard working, fun loving and wise woman.
She was not a religious person, she didn’t have a Phd., in Philosophy, or medicine. But I can tell you of a truth she was authentic and the words of wisdom she shared keep me going on many a trying occasion.
When I was a child, I was afraid of the darkness and to this day I prefer to remain in light. I can say with conviction that I am no longer afraid to sit in the dark. And now I realize what mom said to me as a child was so very true.
With great conviction, and in that tone that gets your full attention, she would say,
“Virginia!, there is nothing in the darkness that is not there in the light. It is just that you can not see it (until the light shines).”
Truth is authenticity on every level, it is light. Let your light so shine before men . . .
God is One. Live in love.