In dark and hidden places there shines the blessed light;
The beam of Truth displaces the darkness of the night.
Christian Science Hymnal, #2
As Christmas comes again, I find it interesting that we celebrate Christmas in December, even though Bible scholars generally agree that Jesus was probably born in the spring. Those of us in the northern hemisphere are experiencing the darkest of days, yet, in the Christian, Gnostic and Jewish traditions, we're commemorating and celebrating the presence of light.