The inspiration for this entry came from a piece of ice in which black, grey and white showed up, as well as a kind of rainbow. It reminded me of our struggling with good and evil, and the hope of conquering our dark sides through holding on to the light. The rainbow reminded me of the bow in the clouds as a token of God’s covenant between him and all living creatures. In this entry the image came first, the words followed almost immediately.
In one word, the armour we have to put on is light. We are ambassadors of the mystery of the gospel by way of the light that shines inside us, and goes out of us into the world. The light pierces through the darkness, opposes the powers of evil. Darkness must ultimately yield to the light, be it through truth, justice, faith, perseverance or love. We are clothed in white and filled with pieces of Gods light.
The armour not only protects us from evil and temptation, but ‘attacks’ the darkness in a gentle way. It proclaims the eternal light whether it will be acknowledged or not. This armour is invisible, healing, and not of this world, which means that - although the visible body can be destroyed and at some stage will die - the spirit can never be destroyed.
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