Jesus told Pilate, “For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice” (John 18:37).
“Therefore see to it that the light in you is not darkness” – Jesus (Luke 11:35).
While skimming a book I’d previously read entitled “The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Foucault”, a quick summary of influential philosophers, I was sometimes struck by the darkness and futility of their ideas. Yet I was open to seeing truths that might be found within the shadows so to speak. I gleaned what truthful ideas I could from Socrates and Plato, Rousseau and Hobbes, etc., and I peered into the darkness and madness of Nietzsche, a darkness and madness that some speculate, eventually killed him.
“If your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:23).
But God has also said, “Let light shine out of the darkness” (2 Corinthians 4:6).