Catholic Photo Challenge #2: Isaiah 9:1

The imagery of light and darkness found throughout Scripture is very powerful, as we see here in Isaiah 9:1:

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone.” (Isaiah 9:1)

and similarly in the Gospel of Matthew 4:16:

” The people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen. From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ ”

Walking in darkness can represent many different things.  Ignorance, sadness, bondage, judgment, calamity and sin, for example. Moving from the darkness into light can mean knowledge, happiness, freedom, peace, love, and perhaps more importantly salvation and forgiveness. For this week’s challenge, show us a photo that represents the tension between light and darkness, or an image of being in a type of darkness or light. For information about how all this works, see the Catholic Photo Challenge Information Page. [inlinkz_linkup id=411504 mode=1]

3 thoughts on “Catholic Photo Challenge #2: Isaiah 9:1

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  3. Found this on twitter and I am grateful to have now found your blog, your work and this wonderful challenge!

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