Grace Above Law / Lumos and Nox

Galatians 2:21 I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

Day two of Lent, and I found this amazing light-switch in the Old Hall campus…

Lumos Nox lightswitch found in Lampeter Old Hall

If you don’t know what Lumos and Nox are, you haven’t lived. Go read or see Harry Potter. Now!

The verse I picked out from the Bible readings of the day linked in my mind with this light-switch. If we live in structures that oppress, we sit in darkness. We have to flick the switch, we have to change things. I’m studying secularisation a lot at the moment in university, and can say that having studied a lot of surveys and scholars’ books, it is rather clear that whilst a lot of people still remain “religious”, a great number of “spiritual” people are out there also, who do not feel that any Church institution can help meet their needs because of the rejection that goes on at times. No gay marriage, no women bishops, no salvation unless you think you were born dirty and always will be. Religion doesn’t look at all good sometimes.

But some religion is good. Some religion is about community. About a God of Love. Christ did not die for nothing did he? Will we remember his vision? Will we change things and bring more light back to the churches of our world? Or will we, ironically, Fall?

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2 Responses to Grace Above Law / Lumos and Nox

  1. Simon Marsh says:

    Super, Rachael. And I’m really proud of myself that I knew what Lumos and Nox meant! 🙂

  2. Vernon Lund says:

    Great post, Rachael. You have an inspiring way of waving your wand and bringing Lumos – grace indeed!

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