God is Light and has been from the beginning. This letter begins with a similar prologue to John’s Gospel … he speaks about the Christ who has been since the beginning. This God who is Light. And what was at the beginning? Light; the effulgence of the Divine Splendor. This is who Christ is – the Divine Splendor –  and we are invited to walk in and with this God in all God’s splendor. In this the “eyes of our heart may be enlightened (literally given light) in order that you may know the hope to which he has called” us