This is such a picture of what we do. We invite God’s light and His Truth. But then we filter it - Him - through our own thoughts about what we want our life to look like, what it should feel like.
Until we no longer see reality as it truly is.
Until our filtered version of God becomes our god. An idol.
Until we no longer look like who we were, who we were meant to be.
But who we still can become.
So let’s remove the filter, stop censoring God’s light into ourselves.
Life might not have all the pretty hues we want for ourselves in the moment. But it will be genuine.
And it will lead to true beauty that is rich because it is real. And eternal.