Spiritually speaking It's so easy to wander into the shadows, and then closer to real Darkness if I am not careful.
Darkness can be conscious choice or found on the slippery slope found in what I browse on the internet, or the movies/tv shows I choose to watch.
Darkness can also be found in watching the 24/7 BAD news channels where all is a world of conflict, hate, and unabashed Godlessness. God is not an option thus saith the media.
FOR ME.. I recently wandered into Darkness over a conflict at work. My irritation grew as I would spin, and twist over this 'situation' to where my mood, my spirit is not what God expects of, or wants for me. This will again be a matter of prayer for me. If there was a spiritual weather forecast for Jeff it would be.. Today, mostly cloudy at work with some thunder rumbles/mumbles heard in Jeff's brooding dark attitude/skies. Tomorrow after a good night sleep and prayer.. Jeff should move from morning clouds to a mostly clear spirit .. after his morning coffee of course. Hopefully there will be sunshine before noon. Or is it Sonshine?
So the choice is mine, and the choice is yours... Light or Dark? If we are talking toast, you can have it your way. If we are talking about our spirit, attitude, or life choices .. stay in the light.
May God bless and use each of you to shine his Light in a Dark world.
Note: It is one thing to walk through any 'Valley of Death' (Psalms 23) due to circumstances.. it is another thing to go there on a field trip ON PURPOSE.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson