Written as with a Sunbeam

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
~Alexander Hamilton, “The Farmer Refuted”

One’s mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun…
~C.S. Lewis

photo by Nate Gibson

We so easily forget from Whom and Where we come, the purpose for which we are created and sent forth, how bright and everlasting our origins.  If we fail to live and serve as intended, it is our own failing, fault and responsibility, not that of the Creator.

When our light shines so that others see, we are the beam and not the source.  The path leads back to the Son and the Father and we are a mere pathway.

May we illuminate as we have been illuminated.

photo by Nate Gibson

2 thoughts on “Written as with a Sunbeam

  1. Wow! This post is worth waiting for today — as God’s precepts and our Constitution have been nearly negated and forgotten. Alexander Hamilton and Emily Polis Gibson…what a dynamite combination. It has stirred, awakened my soul and my resolve to continue what I have been doing (in a small, limited, but resolved way): with the help of the Holy Spirit within and the recognition of my Gaelic-Irish atavistic roots therefrom. That is, to see and to speak up without fear or ridicule when I see injustices of all kind and in every place – in our world, our nation and, to an embarrassing way, in a few church institutions.. I do not refer to self ‘judgment’ per se, I mean pointing out, calling attention to what occurs daily right before our seeing eyes and hearts and in certain media coverage….It is then the responsibility of each individual to decide and to react accordingly.

    This is what your message(s) speak to me today –, loud and clear, Emily. I would like to have your permission to assemble your personal message and Nate’s wonderfully accurate photo with all appropriate source attributions included and mail with my Christmas card this year — as well as sending to our diocesan weekly newspaper, The Evangelist.

    Thank you for this, dear Emily. I can almost hear anew Jesus’ constant (eternal) message, John Phillip Sousa’s Marine band in the background together with the words of the Berrigan Brothers, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and so many other courageous Spirit-filled patriots whose names and deeds are legion.

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