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Butterworth writes: "I am

Butterworth writes: "I am actually thinking that light is a form of life. Our definition of life is with the cells, animal and plant. I think it actually goes beyond this. How the cells react is life, how the chemicals react. I think the oxygen carbon-dioxide exchange between animals and plants is life. It may even be that the world as a whole is alive".

Though I do not understand all of the ins and outs of these things, I agree in principle. But these are matters of belief and intuition which I personally think are quite valid if in coherent combination with other disciplines.

This light, or life, should be who we are coming to know. Though in hindsight, this life may actually be finding and calling us.

Is that the way? I think it is...

Even if you can't believe it, consider the profundity of what is being claimed below. This is an astonishing claim.

John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 14:4 You know the way to the place where I am going." 5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" 6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." 8 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." 9 Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

As for the creation being alive... maybe in a sense of the term.

Romans 8:20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

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