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Thoughts on Light

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Imagine a satellite dish covered in a mirror and pointed at the sun, but getting larger and larger. The sun is God, the light is truth, the focal point if the dish is your understanding. The diameter of the dish is set by your willingness to seek, recognize, and apply truth.

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One who wishes to increase their interaction with light can do so by observing the effect of light on the objects around them, but they will achieve much more by looking directly at the sun.

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Sunflowers move their heads to follow the sun. Each morning, they face east awaiting the rising sun. As the day progresses, their heads move to follow the sun as it traverses from east to west. After the sun sets, the flowers move back to east facing to await the morning sun. This movement is actually caused by their growth. The part of the plant facing the sun grows faster than the non-sun-facing side. As they stop growing, their heads stop moving, and they simply face east.

What Good People Have to Gain in Jesus

An expansion on this idea has been posted here.

When I entered high school I didn't need glasses. With each passing year, I found the chalkboards getting dustier. I had to keep moving closer, and it was annoying. At some point, after ~3 years, I complained. Someone suggested I needed glasses. One reason this had never crossed my mind was that I had eye checks as part of an annual physical that had not revealed degrading eyesight. The main reason I did not know I needed glasses was that I didn't comprehend what it would be like to not need glasses. I didn't know what perfect eyesight was like, so I couldn't realize what I was missing by wearing glasses.

Years later, I faced an alert order for deployment in the military. Knowing how hard it is to shoot accurately with glasses on, and knowing how pointless it is to try to shoot with a gas mask on when you require glasses, I thought it would be worthwhile to get laser eye surgery in spite of the cost and what I considered t…