On this day we commemorate the loved ones I would like to propose a brief reflection on the LIGHT in which they now inhabit. The Hebrew word for light (or) and the Greek word (fos) indicate – as well as ‘love’ – the very essence of God (light: Tb 3:17; Sal 117:27; Wis 7:26; Is 60:19; Bar 5:9; At 26:18; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Jn 1:5; Rev 21:23; 22:5; love: Sal 67:11; Sal 85:15; Sal 97:3 ; Jonah 4:2; Jn 5:42; Rom 5:5.8; 2 Cor 13:11.13; 2 Thes 3:5; Tt 3:4; 1 Jn 4; Jude 1). God is called in various ways – elohim, el shaddai, el elyon and JWHW – but only the LIGHT indicates its true nature. Moreover, the light is the manifestation of the divine in the other great religions of the world. The Hebrew word appears for the first time in Genesis, when God creates the world.
And God said, Let there be light and there was light! (Gen 1:) This is the first element of Creation. First of all you see how God created without using external tools to his person, as well indicated by the Hebrew verb bara’. In fact, he uses his word – in Hebr. davar – which for the Jews was not just something that is pronounced, but also something you do while pronouncing.
Let there be light! There is the imperative (yehi) of the verb “to be” – in Hebrew hayah. We can imagine a point of light that gradually invades, though without canceling it, the background of darkness. The darkness isn’t only the dark, but a presence that is opposed to the light, i.e. to God (see Job 29:3). Between the word and the creative and omnipotent will of God there is no barrier, he says something and it happens immediately.
In the Bible – as we have seen – the light is the essence of God, although in this verse it appears as one of God’s creations. In rabbinic literature it is said that God creates not only light, but also the bright world where he lives. The possibilities are essentially two: that God, although a being of light doesn’t consist of it; or that God and light are two things totally different. The answer is contained in the New Testament, where it says that God dwells in unapproachable light (1 Timothy 6:16).
Moreover, even aquatic darkness does not coincide with the beings that inhabit it. For example, the Leviathan, (Isaiah 27:1) or the same snake, or even the sea monsters that will be created on the fifth day (Genesis 1:21). Therefore, the LIGHT is God. Light is the substance of God. But light is also the world where he lives.
But what man is made of? Based on the discoveries of Prof Popp, some scientists are studying the possibility that human could emit biophotons, i.e. light waves. As other studies – for example the amazing discoveries of Dr. Hamer – this too is carefully hidden, because it would have huge implications for medicine and treatment of tumors and the other so-called ‘diseases’. However it is not medicine – at least for the moment – the object of our inquiry.
In fact, if God is LIGHT and lives in a world of LIGHT, we too have therefore the opportunity to communicate with God through bio photons. For example prayer could be a way to get in touch with God, especially if well sung. The mantras and the Buddhist mala or the Gregorian chant are two excellent examples.
It may be that this same light that emanated from the body – after death – is fused with the Light of God? This could be an interesting suggestion for those theologians that want to be in dialogue with scientists.