“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” (J.K. Rowling) Rowling’s imagination and creative skills in writing the Harry Potter book series made her a wealthy author portraying characters who lived on the dark side of the soul.
In the quote above, Ms. Rowling says everyone has a light and dark side. For me, my dark or ugly side surfaces when I’m tired, frustrated, not feeling well or being pushed up against a wall or am painted into a corner by someone showing me his or her dark side.
The pattern of good versus evil began with Adam and Eve. Reading through the Old Testament one can see that people continued to let darkness overtake the light of the love of God. In the New Testament, we learn to follow the footsteps of the disciples and apostles to bring more light into the world. They learned from the true light—Jesus Christ.
I rarely show the dark side of me to anyone outside of my circle of trusting family members or friends. Instead, I enjoy showing off my light side—the fun Linda who loves the Lord, and sometimes the goofy woman who just enjoys life.
Lord, let us learn from those who project light into the world. Amen.