Blindfolded: Spiritual Darkness

One of the most difficult, recurring themes of our lives is “Spiritual Darkness”

What is Spiritual Darkness? Contrary to what we think when we hear that phrase, or experience it firsthand, Spiritual Darkness is the time when God is closest to us. How can that be? He is so close to us, that everything seems to be darkness. He is so bright we can’t “see” anything, so we think it’s darkness.

During those times is when we grow the most,

that is the time to use the Virtues to help us find our way through the darkness, trusting that the clues He left for us will guide us to Him.

Those times in our lives is when we feel most alone, and it seems as if our connection with Him has been severed. We just need to strive all the harder to maintain our connection with Him. He is pulling us along, encouraging us to Trust Him, to find Him, and to Love Him.

Once we’ve matured to a point, that only God knows, when that theme comes around again, we are no longer groping around blindly for Him, but we are confident that the clues (Virtues) He left to illuminate our path to Him will be our guiding light.

Then we are no longer Blindfolded and we can see Him clearly.

Humbly brought to you by: — IKB © 2013 All Rights Reserved

An Old Chinese Poem

Go to the people

Live among the people

Learn from them

Love them

Start with what they know,

Build on what they have.

But the best leaders,

When their task is accomplished,

Their work is done,

The people will remark,

“We have done it ourselves.”

We think this exemplifies what we are doing here on this blog, igniting our light for the world to see, and in so doing, igniting others. — IKB