December’s landscape is dominated by the artistry of light. In cities and suburbs, from store windows to neighborhoods strung with holiday decor, the beauty and attraction of light is wonderfully inescapable, inviting all to embrace the festive mood. Would that those lights might point beyond their own beauty to the deeper significance found in God, who alone is Light.

Why do we find these festival lights so attractive?  Scientists have tried to explain the complex phenomenon of light through the language of physics, relying on quantum theory, wave theory, etc.  Fortunately, we don’t need to comprehend all the properties of light in order to receive the benefit of its beauty.  So it is with God…